Until now, for video connections I've always connected my dvd player and vcr directly to my rptv, using the component outputs for my dvd player and composite for the vcr. I've always thought that adding anything between a source device and the display device would reduce picture quality. Now I've added a Replaytv dvr and have started thinking about using my reciever to do all my switching, using s-video exclusively. Doing this would allow me to use less then half the remote controls I do now, but I fear a loss in picture quality. For the record I have a Denon AVR 2700 reciever and a Toshiba TN43V71 43" rptv. If I go ahead and do this, I'll need a new vcr with s-video out, but I've been looking to replace my old one anyway and this would be a good excuse.