The HR34 will be here in a few days. I want to immediately replace the HR21 w/ the HR34 because of its five tuners, PIP, much larger hard drive, etc. I'm already having some programs not recorded because of the two tuner limitation in the HR21. Currently have and will continue to have one DVR so a backup DVR is not in the cards. There's no way I can watch all the existing content (90% full) on the HR21, plus new programs being added every day before sending it back to D*. I need to do a one time offload of content from the HR21 and store on a temporary basis. Additionally, now that I've looked at the issue, the idea of regularly archiving some of what I consider to be the more important programs from the new HR34 to a more permanent medium seems intriguing. I've spent several hours on this forum and the internet researching how to do just that: (Please comment on my comments and let me know what other options are available. Make your comments as detailed as possible. Consider my level of expertise to be barely computer literate). DVD Recorder - Fairly inexpensive. Easy to use. Low quality 480 SD. Can edit w/ more expensive models. Blu-ray Recorder, Stand Alone - Very expensive. Easy to use. HD quality. Can edit. Looks like compatible only w/ camcorder, SLR camera w/ video capability, etc. Doesn't look like this will work w/ a DVR or copy protected content. Blu-ray Burner, in a PC - Inexpensive to moderate. Don't know how this works. Mike Bertelson and harsh in this forum claim this will offload DVR content to a 25 GB Blu-ray disc. Not sure if this is SD or HD quality. I'm confused that this method will offload DVR content and store on a Blu-ray disc but a stand alone Blu-ray recorder won't. Got the feeling I'm missing something here. Hauppauge PVR - Fairly inexpensive. Can be difficult to use. Needs a PC. Not sure if can use to offload DVR content or if just for newly recorded content. HD to near HD quality. Uses component video connections so gets around copy protection considerations. Video Capture Devices - This is really getting above my pay grade. I believe this applies to things like video cards in a PC. The rest of the comments on the Hauppauge PVR applies here. Nomad - Not a storage device. Transfers DVR content to portable devices, IPad, smartphones, etc. My Home Theater TV is Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD. It's got good video processing circuitry but there's only so much you can do w/ poor quality video. I'm very interested in getting everybody's comments. For what I know now, I would go for either a DVD Recorder w/ flex recording, editing function and built-in hard drive (can I transfer content from this hard drive to a much larger one in a PC for example)? or learn to use the Hauppauge PVR (as long as it can offload DVR content). Thanks.