Having recently purchased a new Yamaha RX-V640 Receiver and Yamaha DVD-S540 DVD, Im struggling a bit with the connections for these to my existing TV, VCR, NTL Digital box, and Mini Disk Recorder. The audio side of things seems fine and sounds great, but I cant seem to get a decent quality of picture with the video connected through the Amp. Basically I want all of the video AND audio routed through the amp to make it far easier to use (less buttons to press on fewer remotes!). All I thought (naively) was to connect everything to the plentyfull S-Video connections! Ive attached an image of how I have everything connected at present, with details of the types of connections I have on each. The problems I have are: 1) When routing the video from the DVD or NTL Digital box through the Amp the picture is a bit fuzzy and not near as good quality as if having a straight scart connection from the DVD or NTL digital box to the TV. 2) I cannot get any picture from my VCR by using scart to video & audio phono connections between the VCR and the Amp. The manual for the Amp says that the normal signal flow through is S-Video to S-Video, but you can switch to allow Video to S-Video through the amp. But I cant get it to work. I don't know if I am answering my own question here, but I have since read that S-Video may not be the best way to connect Video through an Amp? Is this right, and would I therefore be better trying to return the S-Video leads that I have bought and either getting another type of lead, or investing in a scart switch? Any comments (constructive or otherwise) would be greatly appreciated.