I have had issues with the component video output on my receiver here was the situation: Sony DVP-NS725P DVD Player ->Comp. Vid 1 Input (Receiver) STR-DE685 Comp. Vid Output ->Sony KP-46WT510 HDTV Comp. Vid Input When watching DVDs ocassionally we would see small artifacts on the screen, they looked like small lines and it wasnt the DVD because we had tried it later with the same disc at the chapter/time. It was random and not all of the time, but it was like at higher resolutions the comp. vid output couldnt handle it all. This past week I added a HD set top box to the mix and saw the same results but much worse / much more frequent. I have now ran all video straight to the TV and that has solved the problem. My question is, what do I look for in a receiver (specifications wise) when I go to buy my next receiver to try to not have the same problems.