Bob, I was just about to ask a question on hooking this stuff up when I read your post. I still have a question though. I have the following: 1. DVD Player (Liteon). 2. DVD Recorder (Philips DVDR80). 3. Motorola Cable Box. 4. JVC Receiver. 5. Hitachi RPTV. I don't use the receiver as the "heart" of my system. I like the idea of running the DVD Player right to the tv through component to avoid any perceived pq loss. The problem I have run into is that when I follow the instructions from Philips on hooking up the DVDR80 with regular cable (i.e., the wires that look like the cable sticking out of your wall), I get "snow" when I watch regular tv. Is there any other way that I can hook the Philips up without these cables while maintaining the ability to record the channels on my cable box?