I think I have found my purpose in life... It is going over to people's houses and really giving them what they think they already have.... Explanation... Last night this guy had a cable box with Dolby Digital Logo boldly displayed on the front. Only problem, it had no digital out what so ever. He had the device hooked to his TV through channel 3 coax only, then L/R RCA's from his TV to his AVR and just was always disapointed in his surround performance. The box didn't even have svideo out... It did at least seem to support stereo, but no indicator what so ever that any particular channel source was stereo or not. But I hooked L/R RCA directly from it to the AVR and it did at least give some surround performance. He had been hooking his DVD player up via Composite only to his TV only also with the L/R RCA's. Man did he get a shocker when I hooked it up 480p via component cables, and ran a digital connection to his AVR.... I do think home theater just might be to much for most people to deal with. He told me for years he had hooked it up every way possible and couldn't get it going. I made two quick changes and bammo much much better performance. His Display while NOT HD, was able to be fed 480p via component cables, the set was 6 to 7 years old. PS: I think I convinced him to buy an HD OTA STB, as he told me his odd cable company "Wild Open West" doesn't offer HD yet.