I have just bought a Sharp DVRW250H which is a DVD/VCR recorder combo, so I set it up last night and tried playing around with it. I was keen to try recording to DVD but was rather dismayed to find that it refused to record off the digital channels from my Freeview box, displaying a 'Protected Media' message on the screen. It recorded OK from BBC1 via Freeview (presumably because this is still analogue??) but this feature is going to seriously restrict what I can record to disk. I checked the user manual and it states this message is displayed when a recording is attempted from protected media or a channel which carries a protection signal. I honestly had no idea before buying the recorder that digital channels were protected in this way as I have previously recorded to my old VHS recorder from a Freeview digital channel using the very same Freeview box. Can anyone shed any light on this subject please - e.g. is there a way round it??