I have a Sony SAT-HD100 DSS Satellite receiver and am running component cables from it to the HD inputs on my Sony KV-36XBR400 TV. I also have two VCR's: a Sony SLV-R1000 S-VHS and a Sony SLV-M91HF. I have both of their outputs running out to my Sony STR-DA50ES A/V receiver and the A/V receiver then runs the video out to the S-video input on the TV. I can play a pre-recorded tape on either VCR and pass the video and audio signals to the A/V receiver and then the video out to the TV and I get a picture and the sound is passed to my Polk speakers. Everything is good in "Playback" land. HOWEVER, recording is a whole different story. No matter what I have tried, if I try to send the video signal to the either VCR nothing is recorded except the sound. I have tried the S-Video, composite and the coax connections of both VCR's. I have tried routing the signal to the A/V receiver and then to the VCR. I have tried routine the signal straight from the HD receiver directly to the VCR. I have tried using the composite video output on my TV back to the VCR. I have tried all three inputs on the VCR and verified that I had the correct input selected. I know I have the correct input selected because I CAN record the audio. If the wrong input is selected, then all I get is blank tape - no audio AND no sound. But since I am getting the sound recorded, I should get video also. Is there something in the HD receiver that is not allowing the VCR's to record? I don't think this is a copy protection issue. Is the signal in some kind of format that the TV can decipher but the VCR's cannot? This has become very frustrating and I am obviously missing something here. I am usually pretty good at figuring things out but this one has me stumped. :b If anyone happens to have a Sony SAT-HD100 DSS receiver and is able to record to a VCR could tell me what settings you are using and how you have your equipment setup would be a great help. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.