Hi Ieee488, When i looked at the message board i did not see my case listed so i wanted to tell you i solved my problem with getting a signal from my DVD player from my DVD recorder. The RCA plugs were hooked up correctly. What i did was change the channel on the Samsung DVD recorder to channel 4 and then change to input AV1 and the DVD player came up on the screen and everything was working like it was before....To record off the TV or off things i have saved off the cable DVD recorder i need to change back to channel 3 which is real easy to do with a touch of the menu button on the Samsung DVD recorder..Evedently their was too much going on for the same channel 3. Which is why the Samsung DVD wasn't giving the Samsung recorder a signal. Thanks for you help..