Equipment : DVD Recorder is a Sony RDR-GX510 Freeview box is a Sagem ITD64 with 2 scarts I'm going out of my mind with this problem! It seems to happen on C4 and ITV all the time, but it annoys me when I try to record LOST every Wednesday on C4. Now, if all the equipment is turned and I'm actually watching C4 at the time I press REC, its fine, comes out 16:9 no problem on the recording. However, what I normally do is set the timer on the Sagem Freeview box and the Sony recorder to switch on and record. When I play back the recording the bloody thing is gone into some weird stretched mode, noticeable in the title sequences when half of the casts names are not displayed. I guess it might be a 4:3 mode?. What I don't get is why the timer is any different? Anyway, I'm really cheesed off with the fact that, if I manually record its fine, but timing recording buggers it all up. I also record Nighty Night from BBC3, and that works fine on the timer setting, so it must be just C4? I'm confused if this is a DVD recorder problem or the Freeview problem. BTW, I don't have a clue about widescreen switching, as the Freeview box is plugged into the DVD recorder via SCART (full pins, good quality), and then the DVD Recorder pumps out via component to a plasma, with does'nt do widescreen switching! Any help / sympathy, please join below!