Ok I typically laugh in the face of setting up electronics. When people see how much stuff I have hooked up in my HT they usually run away screaming. I've even tried to work it out on paper and even I don't think it is possible. However, for some reason I can't wrap my head around the best way to hook up a DVD Recorder in my system to have it do what I want it to do. I've just ordered the Panasonic HD DVD recorder and I want to have everything ready for it when it arrives. Ok lets simplify things here down to: TV, Receiver, DVD, and Tivo. The receiver's Video1 input has s-video in/out so I will probably hook the DVD player there. Tivo will be in Video2 lets say. So now I want to record something - so in this case do I start recording on the dvd (with video1 selected) and then switch to video2 and play (perhaps pausing recording until play is hit). I don't see how one could check the status of recording, etc while it is playing without switching inputs. Tivo has 2 outputs but only 1 svideo output. What I was thinking was to put a switcher from Tivo S-video out to select whether it goes to receiver or DVD. Then I would just put the receiver on video1. I considered putting the switcher between the outs of the receiver and the dvd however then you would potentially be seeing/hearing different things. I was hoping of a more "elegant" way of hooking this up. How does everyone else do it? Thanks!