I'm not sure what the chain order should be for my set up to use a VCR both to view & record programs and a newly purchased DVD Recorder to also view & record programs. Also my 5.1 reciever has a 5 DVD/CD player in it which is used for all DVD's watch with family and friends. I'm thinking a A/V switcher is required in order to use the VCR & DVD Recorder for playback and recording programs off the satellite feed, but not sure if that would give me what I want. My equipment: Dish Network Satellite reciever (will upgrade to HDTV) DVD/5.1 Reciever Hi-Fi VCR DVD Recorder 30" HDTV There are 3 Video inputs on the back of the tv, 1 Monitor out, 1 set of Audio outputs and 2 pairs of HD/DVD inputs w/ Audio inputs. Also 1 HDMI w/ Audio inputs. If anyone can offer any suggestions thank you!