If you read some more of this Topic (or many of the other Topics in this Forum that are talking about recording widescreen) you'll see that it's really up to your cable box as to whether it can output non-letterboxed widescreen 480i over a compatible kind of A/V connection (Composite, S-Video, Component). Then you have the second issue of whether your recorder will automatically recognize that it is receiving a widescreen signal, and set the flag on the resulting DVD appropriately, or if you can tell it manually to do that, or worst case, that you have to set the flag through a procedure involving a PC. So you see there is a fair bit to the answer(s) to your question, and "try it and see" is one of the best ways of finding the answer, I realize that doesn't help you without a DVD Recorder to try it with in front of you, but looking around at some of the Topics that talk about this problem/issue may help you find a model of DVD Recorder that at least can manually set the widescreen flag, if not automatically. Then it will just be up to your cable box, as to whether it can provide an appropriate signal, as I first outlined.
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4/3/06 at 5:10pm