The recording was made in 2009 on a Series 2. It's some of the best Christmas music I have and I don't want to lose it. The same TV station did a Yule Log the next year where the music wasn't nearly as good. But the Series 2 had problems a few years ago and someone in tech support said it was probably a hard drive issue and I could send the Series 2 to be repaired, which would delete everything. Turns out it was a glitch with Time Warner's upgrade to digital, but this problem led me to buy my Roamio. I'm lucky the machine still works. I have the Series 2 hooked up to a TV with a VR, and I have blank VHS tape. Assuming the VCR can record and is successful, then I have to hope I can still use the VHS tape, because I have several VCRs that have gone bad. Another option is to hook up a cable, which I have been told will allow me to move content to my computer. How would that work?