HDR-1000S STB Mode

I've been given one of these boxes to compliment my T2's and Foxsat box.

I believe there is no CF or hacks to allow archiving of recordings. Is it possible to make recordings in STB mode, and if so can the recordings be archived? I believe the EPG is not available in STB mode, if so can recordings be set manually. Is it much the same an old Technomate box I have, on which recordings have to be set manually. Only an exercise in what's possible really, try it, and then forget about it. :)

Although the CF on the T2's and the Foxsat is used extensively.