DVD burner set up help!

I have a Samsung DVD-R 135 and have been trying to hook it up to no avail. I’m trying to hook up the DVD burner/player to my HD cable box, HDTV and stereo amplifier … and I’ve hit a wall!!!

Currently the way I have hooked up the DVD burner/player, I need to switch components on my TV (change from component 1 where I can watch tv to component 2 where i can watch movies and record shows). The only problem is that when I record shows with the DVD player, the sound is very staticky. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

I’ve also tried hooking up the audio from the dvd player to my stereo amplifier with an optical cable, but I keep getting the same background noise.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!