Okay, our area here in England finally had the second part of the Digital Switchover yesterday so the analogue signal is completely gone. That's irksome enough in itself but we have Sky and several Freeview boxes in my house so it's not like we have no telly shows at all, we're just missing being able to tape one channel and watch another through a single telly (our Freeview and Sky are older models without such twin tuner wonders). My point of posting though is a rather strange problem I encountered when I was helping my younger sister adjust her telly set up. She has a telly with built-in Freeview and DVD player. All normal enough. She's never bothered with recording from Freeview as until yesterday there were the analogue channels and that was all she really watched or taped. Now, she can record to her VHS tape player from Freeview just fine... but only when they telly is turned on. If she puts the telly in stand by or turns it off then the Freeview built-in is also turned off and so the VHS recording goes blank. That in itself is pretty mind boggling a design oversight of the telly, but there's more. I wondered if she could even watch a DVD while taping from Freeview since the telly would still be turned on, so I gave it a go. Amazingly the VHS taped the Freeview fine until I turned on the telly's built-in DVD player and the VHS started to record that instead. The VHS was actually able to record from whatever the DVD was displaying, including the movie itself. I was under the impression that there was some kind of protection on DVDs to prevent taping them to VHS. Anyways, any suggestions? Apart from ones telling her to get a better telly and Freeview with built-in hard drive recorder and ditch the VHS. I'm just astounded that the designers of this telly seem to have not taken into account people wanting to record from it to an outside source with the telly turned off. If my sister wants to tape something while she's out then she has to leave the telly turned on while recording, which is obviously a stupid situation. Not sure what make and model the telly is yet - my sister is trying to dig out the manual.