Huh? What work? You have the HR2x connected to a 16:9 HDTV and have it configured for 16:9 output, right? If that’s the case, then the signal it puts out on the composite or S-video feeds will automatically be horizontally “squeezed”. Record it just like that, then play it back on a 16:9 set and it gets automatically stretched back to the correct aspect. The only worry is if you intend to play the disc on another player on a 4:3 TV. In that case, it might or might not automatically letterbox the picture depending on the setting on your DVD recorder and the setting on the DVD player.
In my case, my recorder (a Philips, can’t remember the model number, but about a year old) did everything correctly out of the box. I hooked the HR2x’s S-Video out and L/R audio out to the DVD-R, then hooked the DVR-R’s HDMI out to the TV. Switch the TV to the correct HDMI input, verify I can see the HR2x’s output through the DVD-R press, select a program on the HR2x, press “Play”, and then press” record’ on the DVD-R, and that’s it.
Come on, Rich, you can do it! It's less complicated than using a Simpson meter!