Hi all. Great forum you have here. I have a couple of questions. I'm just getting into the home theater spectrum. I have a few items that I've purchased, but now I need to know what exactly I need. My tv is a HDTV-ready Mitsubishi 55" WS. I just bought a Panasonic RP56 Progressive Scan DVD player. I've read mixed reviews on the player, but I got it for just $99 at Sears. Even if I have to later move this to an old set, $99 isn't bad for any name-brand DVD player. I haven't had a chance to look at either of these items yet. I just got a new house, and we won't move in for a few more weeks. The tv hasn't even been delivered yet. The only other input to the tv will be digital cable. I had someone tell me that it is absolutely necessary for me to get a Monster power surge, a Monster component cable (for the DVD player), and an S-video cable for the digital cable. Is this true? Do I need all of this? This should be around $160 or so. I don't plan to hook up a VCR or even a surround sound system just yet. Maybe in time, but with a new house, the thousands upon thousands we've spent to fix the house up, and the new purchase of the tv and dvd player, my wife isn't willing to spend the extra dough just yet. Any help? Have I done okay with the purchases so far? Is the surge protector, s-video and component cable all I need now? Thanks in advance.