Hi, I've just got a Toshiba RD XS34 and connected it up like this: NTL STB -> VCR -> AV1 of XS34 AV2 of XS34 -> TV For some reason, I get a nasty feedback loop going when the VCR is on but not playing a tape. If I press play, it's okay. When I stop it, the screen starts to go brighter (with a corrupt picture) and sometimes a noise starts increasing in volume - I quickly unplug the scart lead that this point, or press play again on the VCR. Does anyone know why it is doing this? This must be a normal way to connect things, isn't is? Another thing that happens is that when I switch the XS34 into standby mode, I lose the TV picture! Shouldn't the signal pass-through the unit like it does with my VCR? I have previously used a LITE-ON DVD Recorder, and everything worked normally - VCR was fine, and TV signal passed through when switched off. I've just ordered an RGB scart switch box, so having no TV when the XS34 is off won't be a problem as I'll be able to use AV1 on the TV for normal TV, then share AV2 with my PS2. Any help would be appreciated. The pass-through thing I can live without, but the other one could damage my equipment. I only have the VCR connected so I can transfer tapes to the hard drive occasionally. Thanks, Paul.