The rules said be detailed and I'll do my best. Thanks in advance..... I have an audio problem. My set up is DirectTV satellite into a Hughes DirectTV/Tivo DVR. The #1 out goes via RCA jacks to an older Sony amplifier (in the video 1 IN). The #2 OUT from the Hughes goes to the Panasonic DMR-T3040 via s-video and RCA jacks for audio where it goes into L1 IN on the Panasonic. The #2 output of the Hughes TIVO DVR is the secondary output used for the "Save to VCR" and I am replacing my VCR with the T3040 so handle overflow from my TIVO unit by using DVD-ram and that units HD. Output of T3040 goes to the 2nd video in on the Sony ampifier (via all RCA jacks). Connection to TV is via Video out from the Sony amplifier. I use the L3 IN of T3040 to input, via RCA jacks, signal from VCR (wish to transfer my VCR tapes to DVD. Audio is fine when playing commercial DVDs with amplifier set on video 2. Audio is fine when feed through T3040 L3 playing VCR tapes on amplier video 2. Audio is present but there is a loud background buzz/humm when playing signal via L1 thru the Panasonic from the Hughes. This bad audio is recorded when recording on the Panasonic T3040. Audio is fine when playing Hughes DVR directly via amplifier via video 1. This leads me to believe the problem occurs in the connection of the Hughes to the Panasonic DVRs. Cables are new...connections are tight. I need ideas for troubleshooting or a work around. Both DVDRs do have ports for digital audio but I have not connected them in that way. Are they for both in and out? Any chance that would solve my problem?