Think again. I've been meaning to post this for a few months now. My bedroom unit is a three-year-old Toshiba CZ27V51--a really nice direct-view set with very accurate color rendition. A few months ago, I purchased an entry-level Toshiba SD-2800 for the 27-incher as the basis of what will be a modest bedroom home theater. Since I had a couple of S-video cables lying around the house, I used one of them as the interconnect between the little player and the monitor. Overall, I had been pleased with the nice, reasonably sharp picture, whether in 4:3 or by looking at a 16:9-encoded DVD via the service-menu raster squeeze. But I happened on a really nice set of component-video cables for the combo--and the difference in picture quality is nothing short of remarkable. The colors are far more vivid and defined, without a hint of over-saturation. Further, text is much more clearly and cleanly rendered. One can actually use the term "filmlike" to describe this night-and-day difference in video quality. Reason for posting this? Conventional wisdom has it that on small direct-view sets the differences between S-video signals and those produced via component-video cables are so neglible as to be unnoticeable. Untrue--at least on a quality set such as the Toshiba. It's a breathtaking improvement in picture quality. Moral of the story? Don't go by what pundits in the A/V press often say. Always use the best interconnect, no matter how small your direct-view TV. And that even goes for 20-inch TVs with component-video inputs. Thank you for your time.