U-Verse and Burning from DVR

Hey, anyone out there able to use their DVD Burner to save hard copies of the shows they DVR?

I never had any issues with Directv, but with U-Verse everything I have tried to backup from my DVR gives me a DRM message… grrr

Is there a way to send to a HDD or did I just sign up with an evil empire that uses DRM on PAID programming and lose my ability to save space on my DVR by burning to disc? lol

any help / ideas are appreciated

The Buk