Thanks fot the forum, I'm new to HT and I have found it helpful. Here's the equipment I have. TV - Zenith E44W46LCD Receiver - Yamaha HTR-5750 DVDR/VCR combo unit - D-VR3SU High Definition digital cable box from Charter Cable As it is set up now, I can watch my channels in HD, listen to everything in surround sound, play CD's, DVD's etc. The only missing piece is that I CAN'T record what I am watching to the DVDR. I understand that I have to have a cable feed to the DVDR which I am currently lacking. What is the best way to hook these components together that will allow me maintain my great HD clarity and minimize switching. All these components have s-video jacks, but I am using component cables. Should I utilize s-video? Here is the current setup I have: From cable source to HD cable box. From cable box - I have component audio out to the Receiver DTV/CBL jack. Also from the cable box - I have component video cable out to component Input 1 on the TV From the Receiver - component cable from monitor out to Component Input 2 on TV. Also from the receiver - component cable from DVD Jack to Component Video out on DVDR. Also from DVDR line out I have red, white, yellow cables to DVD jack on the receiver. Like I said I can understand that my cable is not getting to the DVDR, so how do I set this all up? It sounds like reading other posts that keeping everything through the receiver is the best way, but I really don't want to compromise the video quality. Sorry for the newbie questions. Thanks in advance.