I'm trying to figure out how to connect all my components to make it the easiest for me to switch sources (audio/video) yet have the best quality. Here's my equipement: TV - Sony 36" XBR450 DVD - Sony NS700P A/V Receiver - Denon 1802 Digital Cable Box - Scientific Atlanta 2100 Front Speakers - PSB Alpha T Rear Speakers - PSB Alpha B Center Speaker - PSB Alpha C Subwoofer - PSB Subsonic 5[/list=1] Current Connection Setup: DVD Video - Component Video Out to TV Audio - Digital Toslink OUT to Receiver Optical 1 (Assigned to DVD) IN TV Audio - Analog RCA OUT to Receiver TV/DBS Analog IN Cable Box Video - S-Video OUT to TV Video 3 IN Audio - Digital COAX out to Receiver COAX (Assigned to TV/DBS) IN Audio - Analog RCA OUT to TV Audio 3 IN Now this causes a few problems. When tuning to a digital cable channel the receiver controls the volume, the TV volume control has no effect. When tuning to an Analog cable channel I have control over the volume with the TV. I think I need to run both the Analog and Digital audio out from the cable box to the receiver. This will cause the receiver to control all the volume from the cable box. Any suggestions on how I should set it up for ease of use? Should I use the S-Video switching from the receiver for the DVD video and the cable box? Or is the component video out that much better? Also how would the picture and picture work? Would I get no sound for the other pic and pic? Any recommendations for splitting the cable so I can use the pic and pic would be appreciated. The more I look at my message I realize that arming someone with just a little information is dangerous!! I need to learn more about this stuff and have a better understanding of what's going on. I don't want to be one of those people that just has it hooked up for them. I want to know what's going on here! Thanks for your patience with the newbie!! And thanks for this great forum, I'm learning a lot from browsing. Maybe one day I'll be regarded as a audiophile!! PS - Now I'm using 3 remotes. What would be the best all in one remote for controlling my components?