Ok, here's the scoop. I've got a TV with 1 S-Video and 2 sets of component inputs (right/left/video), and a receiver with plenty of S-Video inputs. I have a DirecTV/Tivo receiver and a DVD player that I'm mainly concerned with. I'd like to be able to watch TV without powering up the whole home theater receiver - I thought this would be easy. I ran the DirecTivo straight into the TV (component cables), and also through the receiver (S-Video), and ran the DVD through the receiver (S-video). Then, I've got an S-Video cable going into the TV. Figured when I wanted to watch TV/DVD in surround, I'd just power up the receiver - NO WAY --- my tv automatically switches to the S-video input whenever it is connected!!! Anyone have any ideas for how I can get this to work? I just don't want to have to power up the receiver every time I watch tv, but still want to take advantage of S-Video. Thanks in advance.