I took delivery of a brand new Thomson VTH-7090 video recorder yesterday. So far, following exactly the same wiring pattern as is successful with my two other videos (a Ferguson and a Sony), which is to connect via a coaxial cable, I have not been able to get the signal to display on either of the two portable televisions I have tested it with or with the Hauppauge Win TV card in my PC. In case there was a problem with the supplied coaxial cable I also tried some others with the same result. My Hauppauge TV card has a small yellow video-only input that I believe may be for a "Cinch" cable. When I connected the VCR to this socket I *DID* get moving images but no sound. I would like to know whether this indicates a likelihood that there could be a fault with the actual coaxial output jack on the unit or whether there is a greater probability that I have made an error or omission. Thanks to anyone who can help.