My wife got me a Toshiba RD-XS32 HD/DVD recorder for Christmas, so I set it up last night and had fairly good results by following the manual step-by-step. I hooked the s-video cable from the back of the unit to the tv, accompanied by the red and white audio wires. The cable from the wall also went into the coaxial "in" on the back, and "out" the back to the tv. I hooked up the digital-optical cable to the back of the recorder as well, and plugged the other in into the "tv/dvd" optical jack on the back of my receiver. I fired everything up, and played a DVD. The sound was awesome, much better than with my old DVD player. Then I set up a timer-record, which is where things went awry. Scheduling the timer was no problem. However, when the time to record came around, my tv changed channels to the channel I was recording, accompanied by the appropriate audio from my receiver. So I clicked the "tv/video" button on the remote, and managed to get back to my previous-channel picture, but it was accompanied by the audio from the channel being recorded. I couldn't figure out how to fix it. Watching Monday Night Football with the audio feed from figure skating on ESPN was unsavory at best. I'm not completely stupid when it comes to hooking things up, but I can't help but think I'm missing something obvious. I have tons of assorted jacks on my receiver. Any suggestions out there? I simply want to be able to record one channel, while watching another one with the right audio to go with it coming out of my receiver, and not lose my newfound-awesome DVD playback quality. Many thanks.