We regularly record to the DVR then occasionally record to a DVD for personal use. This seems old school now though, with PCs, iPods and DLNA.
The obvious answer is to rip my home made DVDs to AVI files, but I want to eliminate the middle step. Is there a way to get decent quality recordings straight to the PC? I'm not looking to pirate here - I'm talking about being able to make personal recordings of TV shows that I can view over DLNA or on my iPod/iPad.