Here is my setup as far as I can remember it. Yamaha RX-V640 Panasonic 5 disc DVD player (Progessive Scan) Panansonic DMRE55S Recorder. PS2 XBOX Sony Trinitron 32" Standard TV I use componet directly from 5 DISC Changer to TV. When I watch i dvd I have to change the input on the tv. The optical out form 5 disc changer goes to optical in on yamaha. I have my SAT box going into the yamamah using s-video (no other connections available (no component and refuse to use RCA). When I watch SAT i just click the DV/Cabl button my remote for the yamaha and all is good. My problem is with teh 55s. Since the only way to get audio to the recevier from teh SAT box I have to use RCA. Well I have no way of getting audio to the recorder other than using coax because as far as I can tell the yamaha will not switch outputs to my recorder. I can get a picture and sound using coax...but really who wants coax. My SAT box only has one audio output...I don't really want to use a splitter to split the audio signal. My second question is how do I get all my speakers working when I watch SAT. I usually have it set on PRO Logic but only the center channel and left and right fronts output sound...with most of it coming from the center channel. I know it is a stereo signal but I would think the yamaha shoudl be able to syntheically produce soudn to all my speakers. I have seen other systems do this. Any help or suggestions would be great...thanks guys.