Following a discussion with Pioneer UK yesterday (when they told me the failure of the DVR to output a widescreen picture was due to the way Sky is broadcast), I discovered that, when I adjust the Sony TV in an attempt to get a full picture in playback mode, none of the five settings (14:9, 4:3, zoom, wide or smart) give a true 16:9 picture. Automatic format detection gives a true 16:9 picture when viewing the satellite broadcasts direct from the Digibox. Another aggravating feature is that the DVR also holds the format flag down, making it necessary to turn the DVR to stand-by before you can return to automatic format detection when switching back to direct satellite reception. Pioneer UK say it is impossible to change this situation. While Pioneer may claim that Sky uses a non-standard broadcasting technique, I can't see why they can't handle that signal in the same way that the TV manufacturers do. Has anyone else encountered these problems or are they unique to this make/model?