I am archiving from my RCA UltimateTV receiver to my RCA VCR. The quality is nowhere as good as the PVR copy, but for movies and such, it is satisfactory. I usually start them when I go to bed at night.
UltimateTV can also record directly to a VCR rather than to the hard drive.
Archiving to videotape is a must since a UTV/DirecTivo/Replay was never meant to replace a VCR. I always wondered why someone would have hundreds of hours of programming stored on a hard drive when the possibility of hard drive failure will always be there.
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