I don't quite understand.... why is that good for DVD recording? Won't the recording take the 4:3 squished display view and record it as is? Yes the recording will do exactly that. That is how ALL anamorphic DVDs look when displayed in 4:3 mode. What you do then is when you play that particular DVD, you tell your display to go to anamorphic mode (on my 4:3 sony I change the display from 4:3 to 16:9), and the DVD will then display in its proper widescreen mode. Some TV's will jump to widescreen if you have your DVD player output upgrade to 480p as well, which will also show your movie in the proper format then. I'm guessing the only limitation is that the anamorphic flag isn't set automatically using this method, as the DVD recorder doesn't know the signal isn't 4:3. Thus if you can't change your TV modes it wouldn't work well for you.