First of all, I'd like to say that the knowledge in this forum is astounding. I'd also like to thank you for your replies in advance. I'm having trouble recording programs from my DSS IRD. I have: Denon AVR 3300 Sony A-55 IRD JVC S-VHS VCR S-video is used with all conections. I believe I've connected the VCR to the AVR correctly but I'll describe the connection to eliminate the obvious mistakes: IRD goes to TV/DBS S-Video IN to AVR VCR goes from S-Video OUT to AVR-VCR1 IN and AVR-VCR1 OUT goes back to VCR s-video IN. Monitor OUT on AVR goes to TV S-Video in. This seems correct but when I try to record while watching programming from DSS it doesn't work. Does my problem lay on the record source on the Denon?