Oh, To have money ! But, since I can't afford to pay someone to hook up my system ...I'll give it a go. Looking over all the manuals it surely will be a breeze right. I DON'T think so. #1-my relic Hitachi 26'' Tv no S-Video. Just 2 yellow RCA inputs, are these components? and a Video out.Stereo Audio in's and outs. That's it.Is This where I'm Confused ? my Sony SLV-N81 VCR, and Pioneer svx-d912k receiver,and Sony Dvd Player ns755 have video components out. I would like to be able to hook the VCR up along with all my other components and be able to record from the Hughes Exec Director Satellite feed ? I don't think I'll have much problem setting up the Receiver for surround sound, I just need a good place to start.I have all day, NO DOUBT.