I have been recording from my receiver to a Sony DVD recorder for the past 4 years. Recently I got a message that the quality must be lowered to record. I lowered the quality to 480I and the recording works for a few minuets when the message reads that I have to have component cables. My recorder has audio video cables. I talked to the Technical people and was told that I should get a HMDI splitter to a audio video or s-video adapter. I have not tried that yet. The service guy came out yesterday and I talked to his boss over the techs cell phone. He said that the 480I should work. Any idea what Direct is doing here? Any ideas on how to record again? At this point, I have U-verse computer service and get offers for the same service as Direct at half the price. U-verse said that you can't record from their receivers.