What I've read is there is no difference in speaker cables. Lamp chord is as good as audiophile cables. Please don't advise me on that, my mind can't be changed What I would like to know if cables make a difference? The RCA-plugged cables that come with various equipment are plentiful around my house. I'm getting a new Sony with composite video inputs. The shop sold me $60 Monster Cables for that part of the connection from the DVD player. I was told the RCA plugged jack for the single "video" connection was inferior. I've got an optical cable for the audio. My real question is whether to upgrade my cables between the various components. I have a VCR without S-video. Would better cables from the VCR to the TV make a difference? And lastly, for those that feel as I do that speaker wires make no difference, do you feel that cables make a difference in general? Please don't advise me that since I've spent all this money on a HT that I should spend 5% or 10% on cables and wires. I want to know what you all think on whether the cables (not speaker wires)have a sonic or visual effect.