hi all. I did a search, I'm not a slacker, but still am not certain on the cable issue. have a new Sony KD-34xbr2 HDTV and a Sony progressive scan DVD player I need to hook up. I'm weary of the Monster Cables the salesmen pitch because I feel like I'm getting suckered into their incentive based trap. I'll be hooking up the DVD player with component cables, about 6 feet (to allow for pulling out to connect, etc.) The 6 foot Monster Cables they were pitching were over $60. AR has them for around $30 I believe. Is it really worth the difference? I checked bettercables also, but their's started at $99. while I don't want to cut corners, I've got a problem with paying more for the cables than the DVD player (I'd probably get two sets - into the yet to be purchase receiver-receiver to HDTV). thanks. ps: in what will be a separate post, while trying to decide on Receiver's, I'm considering the Denon 2802 over the 1802 for it's component switching. I want to keep the use of the DVD simple, one button Video 1 switching, for people who are not me using the system. I notice the bandwith is 27mhz. Is that acceptable, or am I better going direct DVD to TV??? thanks again.