After going out to buy a DVD player, I came home with a receiver, DVD and 5.1 speaker package (seperate components). Here's where the trouble starts. After several attempts at getting it all connected, I finally got things working...kind of. My current TV is old, and in the process of hooking things up the post for the coax broke. So now my cable runs into the VCR and then through the receiver to the TV (major pain changing channels with vcr, but new TV is months away). Now I have two problems that occur. 1.When I turn on the Receiver, there is a loud noise like a thump (sub), and also the sound of loud static in a very short burst. 2. Sometimes, after turnig everything on, the TV has a picture that looks like I need to adjust the tracking. There seems to be a correlation with this and problem No 1 because sometimes when turning the receiver on there is not a loud noise, and the picture works (although there has been a mix of varying scenarios). Can anyone help me with this problem? Please let me know if you need more specifics.And keep in mind that I am new to this in the truest sense.