I have violated the AV Non-proliferation treaty. Tonight I attempted to reconnect my VCR into my media setup, and discovered I did not have the appropriate cable. It was being used! I dug and I dug, but I could only find two RCA cables, instead of the three I needed for stereo.
I think that's my punishment. Although really, a VCR, ReplayTV, Cable Box, and DVD player is not excessive. (And I'll admit I don't have enough inputs for everything.) On the down side, they are generating a lot of heat. I think I need to get a few silent fans to move the air around.
What I really need is a proper AV router. Maybe I should have gotten the more expensive receiver, but it would have been much more audio electronics than I needed.
I'll just have to pay the price and order some more cables.