First let me explain my set up. Toshiba 32" TV, Satellite reciever and two Panasonic VCRs. I have just aquired a panasonic DMR E20 DVD recorder and sloted it in to my setup by removing one VCR and re-connecting the scart plugs to the E30 everything works fine and it is a dream machine. With my old set up I did not have the availability of an "s" video connection on either of my two VHS machines. The Toshiba TV has an option for me to set the scarts to s-video and of course so does the E30. I set my TV scarts to S-video input and then I set the E30 AV1 to s-video output. The result is a black and white picture. Naturally I have gone back to my original setup mode. I have tried different combinations of turning on or off "s" video option on both the TV and the E30 and alway end up with a B/W picture on playback of the E30 What am I doing wrong?? Malcom.