I’ve got a composite vcr I want to hook up to my HK 525 avr. Since all my other devices are hooked up to the 525 via s-video, I figured I would buy a couple of composite-to-s-video cords ($80 at RadioShack) and hook up the vcr to the avr via s-video, too. Hopefully that would give my avr control over the playback and recording of the vcr. However, I tried a Dayton converter to hook up the vcr video output to the avr s-video input but could not get a picture (I have directv). Sound was fine. Has anyone here done the same and got it to work? Or should I instead hook up the vcr to my DirecTV box via composite connections and forego avr control. Just create a macro on my HTM MX-500 to control the vcr? I am also tinkering with the idea of getting a cheap JVC Super VHS with s-video jacks. Any guidance would be appreciated.