I'm wondering if there's a discernable difference between these two cables on a late model but standard definition TV. I have a Sony KV-32FS100(which I love), and up until yesterday I had a Philips DVD-Q50 going into it via component cable. Yesterday I replaced that player with a Sony DVP-NC655(I like it. Thoughts in my other thread.), with the same component cable hookup. I waited until I'd tried another player to post this thread, and now I have. Because the TV has multiple inputs, I was able to hook up both DVD players with an S-Video cable as well. Then I could switch between the inputs - and I do this all the time - to try and see which I like better. In short, they both look about the same. With the philips player, the S-Video connection provided noticably more luminance, but with the Sony player the opposite is true - the component connection gives a brighter picture. And slightly less contrast, or maybe that's an illusion. Neither looked any better than the other, though. Is there really a noticable difference in quality between these two connections? What kind of TV is required to benefit? Would I notice the difference if I had an HDTV?