I have a sony freeview box that apparently has the smartlink option. I currently have a sony smartlink video player but for some reason it does not work with the freeview box using smartlink. Anyway, can any Sony DVD recorder owners confirm that they have been able to use the smartlink with their sony freeview box before I decide which DVD recorder to get. If smartlink does work I will go for a Sony, if not I'll go for a Panny... Cheers.