I finally received my component cables from Nintendo! Just after I finished signing for the package, I looked back up and to find the UPS lady with her mouth open, staring into my apartment. My roomate was playing Wave Race: Blue Storm on my Toshiba 50H81 Little did she know, that was only composite video, and the component video cable she just handed me was finally going to give me the 480p I've craved since the 18th. To my surprise, the cable itself is well constucted. For some reason, I was expecting a cheap, plastic looking cable. Such is not the case here. The large end that sticks into the back of the cube itself is nicely stamped with a Gamecube logo, and the RCA plugs look similar to the packed in composite cables. They look different due to the fact they are gold tipped. I had read in the manual for Wave Race that you have to hold down B to initiate Progressive scan. I didn't do so the first time just to see how good interlaced component was. Keep in mind that this is my first piece of equipment I have ever connected to my Tosh with component video. (I'm still running a 5 year old Sony DVP-S300 DVD player with only S-Video!) I changed the settings for the component input to the same all my other inputs I previously calibrated with Avia. The first thing I noticed with Interlace was: A Much Better Picture! Of course, it looked great. Everything was much sharper and had fewer jaggies. The only odd thing I noticed was that although the setting in my TV were the same, the picture looked like I had turned the contrast up several notches. I clicked it down a couple to compensate. Next I decided to resart, but this time I held down B. I didn't think the Progressive scan prompt was ever going to appear, but a few seconds after the Wave Race main menu popped up, it asked me if I wanted to switch to progressive. I chose "Yes" naturally, and the picture went black for a sec and then reminded me that I was now in Progressive mode. The main differences I noticed between Progressive and Interlaced was that the menus shimmered a bit more on Progressive. But when I finally got to some gaming action, the progressive was much more fluid than Interlaced mode. the difference is subtle at first, but when you restart and go back to Interlaced mode to compare, the difference becomes more noticeble. I'm looking forward to trying out more games this weekend, but most importantly, I'm glad to have the best picture possible for my cube. I know some other people here had orders placed for the component cable. What did you think so far?