The probable cause is the connection but I am surprised anyway. The signal from PS2 going into a DVD recorder via S-video. The Signal from the DVD is going in via componenet. When I view the PS2, the signal is flashing a little and the colors are crappy and blended into each other. Furthermore I can't view the picture full screen although I have setup both PS2 and the game to 16:9. There is a black border all around the picture. I am going to purchase a PS2 component cable and feed my DVD with that instead. I hope for a vast improvement because I am not going to be playing anymore GT4 with the current PQ. Has anyone else experineced somehting similar?