I'm new at all this so please bear with me, and also apologies in advance for the length of this post. I'm trying to connect up my system with all audio and video going through my receiver/amp and have a couple of questions. My setup is as follows: TV: Philips 28pw6506 - 2 X SCART CONNECTIONS (1 X RGB 1 X S-VIDEO ENABLED, analogue audio O/P) AMP: Yamaha RX-V540RDS - S-VIDEO, COMPOSITE AND COMPONENT, VIDEO INPUTS / OUTPUTS. DIGITAL / ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS / OUTPUTS. DVD: Yamaha DVD-S540 - 1 x SCART, s-video, Composite, Component Video, Digital / Analogue Audio VCR: Philips VR730/07 - 2 X SCARTS (AV1 & DECODER), Composite, Analogue Audio Outputs. SKY+ TO FOLLOW. My first question: Am I right in assuming that if I connect my amp to my TV with an s-video connection, that the TV won't auto sense an input and therefore change to the correct AV connection when the amp is turned on? I originally assumed that if for instance I had the TV on say BBC1, that when I turned on the amp & DVD player that the tv would sense this and automatically switch to the AV input, however, when this didn't happen, I worked out that there is no 'switching' connection on an s-video plug. Does this mean I will need to manually change the TV to the correct AV input? (I know this isn't such a big deal, but I just want to confirm this). My second question: I'm having problems getting my VCR working through the amp. I have tried connecting with SCART to s-video + phono leads (switchable for signal direction), but I'm confused on how to connect. The amp has a VCR In and a VCR out audio and video, however, with regards to the VCR, is 1 scart connection an input & 1 an output? one is labelled AV1 which I assume goes to the amp I/P, and one is labelled decoder, is this an I/P with respect to the VCR? Also, do I still need to connect the composite cable (RF out) from the VCR to the TV even when it is connected via the scart? I assumed the scart connection would carry all the video, however the manual says that you still need to connect the RF out to the aerial socket on the tv even when a scart is connected. I hope I've explained this clearly, thanks in advance!