Santa brought us a very nice new Sony RDR-HX900 dvd recorder for Christmas. Hooray! Then it all turned sour because no matter what cable configuration I use (following both the instructions and anything else I can think of) all it will do is set up the four terrestrial channels. Clearly I'm doing something wrong or not understanding something, but I haven't a clue what! Worse still I'm in grave danger of loosing my 'dad knows how to fix everything' credentials with my kids !! Here's what I've got: Sony RDR-HX900 - DVD Recorder Aerial in/out Scart - Line 1 TV Audio/Video jacks out - Line 2 Scart decoder - Line 3 Audio/Video jacks in - Line 4 Component Video jacks out Panasonic TU-CT20 - Digital Tuner (Freeview) Aerial in/out Audio jacks out Scart socket Panasonic TV TX-32PF10 Aerial in Audio jack RGB/VCR - Scart AV1 VCR/S-VHS VCR - Scart AV2 VCR/S-VHS VCR - Scart AV4 Video/Audio jacks in - AV3 In short, I'm at my wits end . I'm sure I must be able to download the freeview channels for recording. I'm told I've got SMARTLINK too but that I can't use that if I connect devices to the recorder via the Line 3/Decoder jack. Can anyone tell me which bits I should be joining up with what cable? Is the problem with my Freeview box maybe? Any help would be appreciated .. so much for Sony's EasySetup facility!!! One other thing while I'm at it .. sometimes the digital signal in our area is flakey (eg voices lose sync with lip movements) and we prefer to record from the terrestrial channels ... Is it possible to have the DVD recorder set up so we can easily switch to recording from our terrestrial channels instead of from our digital channels (assuming we ever manage to get that part of it set up) ?? Sorry for the long post .. just wanted to make sure I give sufficient info tia.