Many misunderstandings there, but lets get one thing clear - the Philips machines are perfectly capable of recording anamorphic material, it's just that they don't store the widescreen switching (WSS) flag as expected by another player/PC app.
All that's necessary is to switch the display aspect ratio manually - if it's a true anamorphic picture then it'll look OK. If it isn't, then it'll look squashed. You should try this step before wasting any more time.
If you have an anamorphic recording, it's obviously irritating to have to switch A/R manually, so a reliable procedure is to rip the recording and author to DVD folders on the PC HDD. Then the WSS flag can be set using IFOedit, and the folders burned with Nero or whatever. No re-encoding necessary.
An alternative is to use DVD Patcher on the individual ripped MPEG2 files, without altering the IFO file. This has the advantage that you can mix 4:3 and 16:9 titles on the same disc.
Some discussion, and how to do both things, can be found here