I have been using a Denon 3300 receiver in my system for over a couple of years now and it has been perfect for everything I wanted it to do. However, last evening I ran into a strange problem and am hoping that other 3300 owners can verify this for me. When I have a source playing through either the analog or coaxial digital inputs on the 3300, I get a L-R audio signal from the tape out, VCR1 out, and VCR2 out jacks on the 3300. However, when I switch the source to an optical digital input (Opt1, or Opt2 or Opt3), there is no signal output from the tape or VCR out jacks of the 3300. The pre-out jacks on the 3300 always deliver a signal (as they should) regardless of the whether the source is analog or coax/optical digital (I use a couple of Marantz monoblock amps to drive the main L-R speakers). Last evening, when I went to tape a segment of a DVD using a Toshiba 3109 DVD player connected optically to the Denon (had never tried this before), I found that there was no sound going to the VCR. However, if I switched to my digital cable box (which has a digital coax connection to the 3300), there was a signal at all 3 (tape, VCR1 and 2) outputs. Just to check, I switched to the CD player (which is also connected optically) and got the same strange problem - no signal from the tape/VCR1/VCR2 output jacks on the 3300. This means that I cannot record sound from any source connected optically to the 3300. I looked through the manual and there was no indication at all about this 'feature'. I tried specifically setting the RecOut Source on the 3300 as the DVD player, but that did not help either. The 3300 will only let you record an analog source or a digital source connected coaxially. Can another Denon 3300 owner please verify if this is a problem only with my unit? Thanks a ton for your time.