Looking for advice on the best way to record TV with my current setup. Ideally I'd like to be able to keep stuff permanently (films etc) as well as have a 'temporary' storage of things recorded to watch later- such as the NFL highlights which are broadcast at night. My current hardware is this: Freeview-capable TV. This has a timer feature which will output a specific channel via the SCART socket. The screen will stay off. Sky HD box. No subscription but the Sky+ function works. Freesat From Sky gives a slightly different set of channels to freeview. A VCR. Bit of a relic but it still works. A PC with a DVB-T tuner card. Also with composite input which is what I bought it for- the current setup allows copying of recordings from either the sky box or VCR. A second TV upstairs. Receives the Sky and VCR modulated RF channels as well as the normal aerial connection. The simplest method of recording seems to be to use the Sky+ box, and when I had a subscription this is what I did. But now there are some channels which I can get via freeview but not through sky. For temporary storage of e.g overnight recordings, I'm actually quite content to use the VCR. It's a bit last-century but convenient enough. With its modulator I can watch stuff upstairs if the main telly is in use. Back in the day this is how everyone would do it, but it's not particularly space-efficient for longer-term. A couple of tapes is fine though. For longer-term storage, I've previously used the PC. I'd use the Sky box's "copy" function to queue up a load of stuff overnight, record it via composite and then edit it down to individual shows. Likewise, I can archive VHS material onto the PC. Is there any better means of doing what I want? I know there are freeview PVRs available but that's another box to find a home for which I'd rather avoid.