Hi all, 1. Are s-video cables usually male to male? 2. If I want to connect s-video 'out' to the s-video 'in' on another component, is this the configuration of cable that I require? The problem is that I can connect my DVD recorder to my Thomson DTH 7000e and record to the Thomson hard drive, but I can't seem to get a link from the Thomson hard drive to record to my DVD recorder. The reason being is that certain recordings I wish to keep on a DVD-R disc. Any other suggestions?