I've put my questions into this new thread rather than the old one (http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=857756#post857756). Tried to change the first post title, but it didn't change the thread title... My setup includes Amp DVD Sky HDD/DVD TV Amp has component inputs from DVD and TV/DBS. Component outputs to monitor. No scarts. Numerous S-Video, etc. 1 optical output, 3 optical inputs + 1 coax output, etc, etc Phono inputs for surround. DVD has BNC component output. S-Video input and output. No scarts. Phono outputs for surround. HDD/DVD has 2 scart, 1 input svideo and 1 svideo output. Sky 2 scart and audio left and right. TV has 3 scart, 1 component input, 1 svideo. 1 digital coax and 1 optical A simple connection map would be useful... anyone got anything tucked up their sleeve? Also if I wanted to record/timeslip box office, etc do I need anything to remove protection and if so between which connection? The same question if I wanted to copy a DVD from the DVD player to the HDD... how to remove protection and between which connection would it sit? My DVD outputs BNC components and the Amp inputs component phono. The Amp then outputs component phono and the TV inputs component phono... is this the correct mapping? Do I use digital optical or digital coax or analogue or a combination? and between which boxes (DVD to Amp and Amp to TV and DVD to HDD/DVD)?