Thanks, it also worked by directly connecting to the recording machine without video cable, but good to know I can go back and wire it through the other box ( closer to the receiver) by disconnecting screensaver. Btw, I didn't realize there was such a shortage of the 557... I had been toying with the idea of another one ( but hard to justify! ) And saw it at 300ish around Xmas, thinking that was kind of high. The prices are ridiculous now... But if anyone is interested I did see one for 399 today online. Not sure if we're allowed to say where but for what it's worth ... Picture yourself at a drive through, when the server asks, "Would you like _____ With that?"