Thank you, ***** ***** thing I should explain is that the Samsung TV is waiting for me to pick it up! I wanted to be absolutely sure that I could link it to my trusty Sony recorder - otherwise I'll send it back.
The vital thing is that I would be able to set the Sony to record TV programmes when I'm out.
If I follow your instructions above, will it do that, (the way it has always done with my old non-HD LG M225OD) ?
I look forward to your reply.