Smee again! Hope I'm not overstaying my welcome with my questions. I had the opportunity to watch a dvd the other night on a sony that had s-video but no component in. As far as I can tell, it was a 'little' improvement over just the composite that I used before picking up the s-video cord. My question, for when I get my new tv, is the difference between component and s-video more dramatic than between s-video and composite. And, is a $10 recoton s-video cord detrimental to the picture. Thanks for the input (no pun)..and, as I stated in another thread..I implore those who like a good dvd movie to try 'The legend of 1900'. Just trying to give something back to the folks that are so helpful here.