I have had this Panasonic video recorder for a couple of years now and have used it extensively, recording in normal and SVHS formats using a std composite feed from Sky. Now Decided I wanted to take advantage of the increased quality that a S-video feed would offer and therefore was considering buying a JS RGB to S-video convertor. Before buying one thought I would hook up my DVD player and check out the difference it makes to the recording quality. Anyway tried to connect the DVD player to the AV2 scart socket and all I got was a black and white picture. Checked the instructions and it appears that neither of the scart sockets will accept a S-video feed. The only way to record a S-video feed is through the front inputs ie AV3. Can anyone confirm this for me or am I missing something in the set up of the video player. Seems very odd to me that such a video player would not have the ability to record S-video sources through one of the scart sockets, or is this the norm for SVHS videos?