but I doubt the cable provider would allow you to record anyway. They still have to pay for the films they provide to subscribers so copyright still is an issue, even with older films.
Check with your cable company what their policy is on this.
If it does. delete the post.
My cable provider has an "on demand" section, featuring old movies that have been reformatted to 16:9(not true HD, but they fill the screen). As these movies are available only for a while, I'd like to record them in their reformatted (widescreen) condition--either onto DVD or onto a hard drive for storage. Is there a way to do this? I have a device called DVDirect which records, but only in 4:3.
Because these are old movies, I doubt there's a copyright question involved. Thanks in advance for the advice.