Here's what I have, or will be getting soon: Sony DVP-S9000ES DVD player Pioneer Elite CLD-79 LD player Sony SDP-EP9ES digital surround processor (for decoding AC-3 RF) Sony STR-DA4ES receiver JVC HR-S5901U S-VHS VCR ...plus, digital cable with an as-yet unknown coverter box (Comcast, Baltimore County, MD, if that helps). TV: Make/model still yet to be determined. I need a little bit of help figuring out how to connect some of this together. I think the DVD player is easy: Component video and coaxial digital audio to the receiver. The LD player is more complex but I think I've figured it out: S-video to the receiver; analog stereo pair to the same input (for analog tracks); coaxial digital on the AC-3 RF out to the AC-3 RF decoder, and from the decoder, analog audio 5.1 (three pairs of stereo cables) to the multichannel input on the receiver. Connecting the TV to the receiver also seems fairly straightforward: Component and S-video from receiver to TV. Also, standard analog stereo pair for times when multichannel is too much, to use TV speakers. Where I start getting a bit confused is with the VCR and the cable box. Do I just connect the VCR to the receiver? It seems to have a dedicated VCR input, with S-video and composite (RCA) and stereo audio inputs and outputs as a matched set (there are actually two of these complete in/out sets on the STR-DA4ES). What about the cable box? Direct to the receiver as well, or to the TV or VCR first? I can't figure this part out. I still have yet to purchase the receiver and the TV. I know I'm going to get the STR-DA4ES, but haven't fully decided on any TV yet. Whatever I get should have a full complement of the necessary connections (hopefully!). But I'm trying to plan out the connections now, so I can go ahead and order the cables, all of them all at once. Thanks!