went into Richer Sounds yesterday and had a good chat with the sales manager (James) he explained that a built in FreeView wouldn't give me 100% reliable connection, also if it went wrong the whole thing gets taken away (they don't push TVs with buit in TV for the same reason) So went for this after great lengths discusion. LG RH200MH at Richer Sounds - HI-FI Separates, Home Cinema, Speakers, MP3 DVD Portables, Plasma LCD, etc. can you connect a freeview box to a dvdr like what i've just bought and record freeview? as i'm now all connected up. the dvdr scans and save the 5 anolgue channels. Freeview is watched through the AV2 channel on the DVDR. i can't see how you can record :- say E4 as how do you programme the dvdr to record that channel? if i turn off the DVDr and try to watch freeview I have no sound!! so the DVDr has to be turned on to hear sound. i'm running the TV and the Freeview and of course the dvdr all through the Denon DHT550 so i get 5.1 surround sound (this already has a dvd player in it) if I can't record from the philips Freeview box onto the LG dvdr theres no point spending £400+ just to watch DVd's via a HDMi connection, as the denon's picture quality is fab on the samsung Tv anyway. Today I've spent another £20 buying a optical cable so i can filter the sound off from the LG DVDr to the Denon, yesterday i bought a hi quality hdmi cable and a coaxal cable which I'm now using to filter the sound from the freeview to the denon. I now need them to come out and see how its set up as both Jo and i are lost having spent a second evening refitting it up to get it to work with no luck. if they can't come and sort it I'll be taking it back for my money back as its not doing what we wanted it to do when we told the guy what we wanted from the DVD recorder!!!