I use the "List" menu to choose what to record on DVD.
OK, I guess you must be watching the output of the DVD recorder when making dubs. My brother does (or mostly "did" nowadays) the same on his old DVD recorder when he wants to dub shows from DVR to DVD, which is increasingly rare for him these days.
As was stated then you need to either purchase the converter, or simply press and hold the EXIT key to switch the resolution to 480p (which means 480i on the composite and s-video connectors).
Edited by HoTat2, 24 February 2012 - 10:02 AM.