This doesn't deserve its own thread, but I also don't want to piggyback on someone else's. I got a Magnavox BR player (I can provide the model number if necessary, but it shouldn't be) and found that 4x3 material is forced to 16x9 if I use HDMI. It's 4x3 if I use component. I planned to just leave both cables attached (once I get a switcher, since I only have one HDMI input and the cable box is using it) and watch the component input for 4x3 and HDMI for everything else, but I need to know if there'll be any signal degradation if both cables are connected. With a disc playing, I can switch between inputs and see the program (I believe I tested it and found this to be the case), which makes me think there's got to be some loss in signal since it's outputting in two directions. Thing is, when it comes to the technical side, I just know enough to fake it. Any insight would be appreciated.