I have also posted this in receivers and basic because several weeks ago I received little respone in basic alone. I have a new DA5ES, JVC HIFI vcr, RCA satellite(S-vid and opt out),Tosh 2800 DVD player, Sony KV35V65 TV, and local programming from attic antenna. I want to run everything through receiver. I have purchased two composite to s-video adapters from parts express for all to run s-video. My concern is how to hook up sat, local, and vcr together. I want to record satellite onto vcr(see my hockey games). Satelitte has ant in as does vcr and tv. I already have sat and dvd with s-vid to receiver and s-video from receiver to imput one one tv. My Sony has 1 back s-vid, 1 front s-vid, and another set of composite in back. The way I want to do it, do I need to use vcr to see local and will I get sat on channel 3 also(although i know it will be better on sat source from receiver)? Please help because it will help me use DA5ES remote as opposed to my Sony AVR 2100 which I am getting tired of. Oh yes, I will use both optical out on dvd and satellite to receiver.