Ok guys I have finally given in to the hype and ordered a set of better cables silver serpent component video cables due to the many good reviews on this forum. I plan on doing a blind comparison between the SS's and the DIY cables I made using the Chris White method here: http://www.bus.ucf.edu/cwhite/theater/DIYCable.htm The DIY cables cost me under 30 dollars to make for 10 feet. The SS's were 139.95 for 9.84 feet. If I can't see a difference the "better cables" are going back. We shall see. My Equipment: ECP 4500 CRT projector with 92" 16X9 screen. Malata N996 DVD player. There is about a 10 foot run between my projector and DVD player so if there is a difference I should definitely be able to see it with this setup. Kevin C.