Anything recorded onto your Archos can be transferred onto your computer (this is what I assumed you meant by hard drive), but if it is copy protected it will only be able to be played on your AV500, unless you can somehow circumvent the copy protection.
If anyone has a Archos AV500 DVR, I have a question for you.
Can the TV you record be removed from the Device and placed on your Hard drive? or an you only record onto the device. Also, hows the quality of the recorded TV??
Thanks for any help