I used to have an "old" second generation Toshiba DVD player with the digital coax running through my Sony MDS-JB940, so I could record onto minidisk from the DVD player, or let the signal pass through to my Sony ES STR-DA777ES receiver for surround processing, through another digital coax cable coming from the minidisk player. Because of problems with my Toshiba associated with such old DVD players, I got a new Sharp DV-S2 (the one with the Faroudja DCDi), and now when I press the record button on the minidisk player to start the passthrough to the receiver, the left and right signal strength indicators on the minidisk player max out and sort of flicker, and nothing happens. When I connect the DVD player directly to the receiver I have no problems. When could possibly have changed between the two players that could cause this problem? i can't think of anything that could differ between the bitstreams of two different DVD player that would cause such confusion. Any ideas would be appreciated.