Oh man, do I love having a 53 incher in my living room. I might have overpaid but that extra money was the last thing on my mind when I sat in front of that thing to watch Band Of Brothers tonight. Ok so here are my new owner questions (again it is a panny 53wx42): 1. are those jacked up ridiculously expensive 'home theater' surge protectors worth the money? or can i just run it through a regular old run of the mill surge protector? 2. i have a toshiba sd3800 DVD player - it has component jacks and an s-video jack. Which do i use to connect it to the TV? and what is the difference? 3. monster cables seem to come in three flayors, if i am not a die hard video-phile, but would like goo dbang for my buck, which would work fine for me. 1, 2, or 3? 4. I have ATT cable - runs through their digital cable box - it looks terrible. I dont mind the stretch mode (panny calls it JUST mode) but the quality is off. Grainy, sometimes blurry. The sub 100 channels are hit or miss, but the center ice hockey package i get generally has very poor picture quality. Some games are better than others but over all it is pretty terrible. what gives?? 5. the manual has me running the cable source into ANT 1 on the TV, then split out to the cable box, then back into the TV at ANT 2. why not just into the box first then down to the TV at ANT 1? sorry, very new to all of this. thank you so much for any help at all.