Hi~ First I want to thank all those who gave me advice directly, and also everyone in here in general, since reading these threads was a great education. I finally bought the Onkyo 650 HTiB... It was a really good deal price-wise, and though I know I may eventually want to move up, I figure I can then put it in a bedroom. I also bought a Toshiba 4800 DVD player. My eqipment also includes a 9 yr old 27" TV console--with an S-video outlet; and a Panasnic VCR, presently connected to cable access. Warning: I am NOT knowledgeable about hardware, so please excuse if my question is so dumb an answer can't even be constructed. I'm having a major problem hooking all the components together. I followed the "quick setup" as given by the Onkyo---which had the S-video wire running from the TV to the new Onkyo A/V. After all the other hookups, the radio tuner worked fine, all speakers were functioning, I could play CD's on the DVD player, and could hear all speakers functioning............. BUT no DVD video on my TV screen. So I looked at the Monster cable "quick hookup" instead of the Onkyo and saw they had the S-video connection from the DVD to the TV. So I switched. Still no video. I decided that, keeping the VCR hookups separate from the HT setup was a mistake (never mind why I wanted it separate), because maybe only the S-video from TV to either A/V or DVD player wasn't enough. I went to the Onkyo manual, and sure enough, it notes that there are several different ways to achieve hookup, and that the most "common" arrangement may not be suitable for all systems. Here are some of my questions : 1. Given an S-video cable, should it run from the TV to the DVD player, or from the TV to the A/V? What other connections between the TV and A/V and/or DVD player are needed? (I have no unused wire/cables--would need more of whatever.) Could the TV just be too old to work with the system even if it does have an S-video outlet. I was going to hold off on a new one till spring.... 2. Must I run the VCR through the A/V too, freeing up the outlets on the TV other than the S-Video to be used to connect from : a. The TV to the A/V or b. the TV to the DVD player? 3. One scenario in the manual has an S-video going from the TV to the DVD and another S-video cable going from the DVD to the A/V. Do I need to get another S-video cable and do that?