Many BluRay and better DVD players can play the file directly. You don't need a BluRay (BR) recorder because if you had a BR player you already may have what you need.

There are far too many tutorials on this so I'll offer one to start. There are plenty more.

http://www.wfu.edu/~yipcw/atg/hdv/avchd/disc/ covers at least 3 software titles and there are plenty more.
Bob