Alright, please help me to help out my friend. He has a Toshiba 34HF81 and a Toshiba progressive scan dvd player. The thing is, he has his component video hooked up with old monster a/v cables ( you know L audio R audio and composite video in one cord). Sure, it works, but I think it is tragic to hook up a 2500 dollar digital tv's video with some audio cables. Maybe I am crossing the line, by offering advice that is not asked for, and he tells me he is pleased with the video quality. I've offered to set up a double-blind test with my component cables, and he is not interested... yet. I think that if I come up with a good reason(s) for him to get real cables he'll do it. So... what would be the reason YOU would not use a/v cables for component video ,or would you, and I am the one who is wrong here? Thanks.