I am very new at this, have downloaded reciever manual and been reading this and other forums. My equipment varies in age from 6 yr tv, 3 yr vcr and 1 yr dvd. Think I have figured out video does not like formats mixed. Here is my equipment configurations: TV (Sony KV32S35): S-Video / two 3-plug RCA line in's /two seperate audio jacks / coaxial cable tv in VCR (Panasonic): Only 3-plug RCA A/V out / Cable tv in and cable tv out coaxial DVD (Sony 5 disc): S-video / component video / and 3-plug RCA My question is can I hook tv to reciever S-vid and DVD to reciever S-vid and VCR to reciever with RCA and still get the VCR to play on tv? Also I occasionaly will tape a show off tv. Where is the best place to hook Cable tv line to? My goal is to home theater with VCR and DVD and play regular tv with sound through the speakers and reciever. The new reciever is HK AVR-520. The owners manual is very complex with no diagrams. Your thoughts on this are appreciated. The equipment hopefully gets here today or tomorrow.