I am having a lot of trouble with this DVD recorder. I purchased it as part of a deal with a 32" Samsung LCD screen (High Def ready LE32 41) from Comet. I've plugged in the SKY box into the DVD recorder via SCART cable and aerial. On both aerial and SKY signals I see chessboard corruption on captions - particularly seen on the SKY+ menus. I have tried changing cables, removing the SKY box from the equation, removing the aerial and just using the SKY box, but to no avail. Obviously this corruption makes it onto the recording. The SKY box signal is completely steady direct into the TV and so is the aerial signal. I've tried using the RGB output of the SKY box and the Video output of the SKY box. All cables have been replaced, but no effect. I've replaced the DVD recorder by going back and arguing, but the new box has the fault too. Furthermore, yesterday I was getting extreme pixelation on watching a prerecorded DVD yesterday which seemed to be intermittent. The box froze for about 15 seconds before continuing on one occassion (at which point, I pulled the disc out and used my Xbox to continue watching). The Comet engineer hasn't been particularly helpful and after explaining the whole thing 3 times, he thinks it is the television... The only way I can see this to be true is if the television is somehow interfering with the box. I've moved the DVD recorder to another TV with a freeview box, and it is better, but there is still slight chessboard patterning on captions (e.g. BBC 3 test screen). At this stage, I don't know whether to follow Comet's advice and take back the TV (which doesn't appear to be faulty at all) or just go out buy a Lite On that will also record more formats and take the other back. Difficult. Any ideas anyone?? Am I doing something stupid?