Hi folks, I'm looking for some informed opionions (hell, I'll take any opinions, really). I know that it is generally agreed that COMPONENT video should look better than S-VIDEO. However, I understand that a few AV magazines have actually declared S-VIDEO signals to often be superior to COMPONENT signals. My experience: I have a Panasonic 4UY plasma and a Panasonic RP-91 DVD player. I'm using Nordost Optix video cables. The Nordost S-VIDEO connection had improved my picture clarity and color richness to quite a degree - I was amazed at how it increased the realism and 3-D quality of the S-VIDEO image. This lead me to try the Nordost COMPONENT cables, as I reasoned that it should look at least as good, with added smoothness benefiting from the progressive scan signal of my DVD player. Wrong. The COMPONENT signal looks great, but no matter how I tweak the settings, it just doesn't reach the level of focus, clarity, depth and colour richness of the S-VIDEO input. Some interlacing artifacts notwithstanding, the S-VIDEO is clearly better (best picture I've ever seen on a 42" plasma). Can anyone chime in here? The only advantage I can think of that the S-VIDEO connection has is that there are no adaptors used for the connection, whereas the COMPONENT cables need an RCA to BNC adaptors to attach to the plasma. Any comments? (I'm going nuts here, as I want my component signal to look best). Rich H.