I've tried recording the audio from a dvd onto my MD via a optical cable but it wont record. I've set the digital output to PCM and it still wont record. Is the copy protection on the MD being used? Any ideas ppl. P.S. Is it worth upgrading the free optical cable I got with my Sony MDR909 which I use to record from my Sony DVP-NS700. I was looking at the QED OM Optical Cable £24.99. Would I really notice much difference?