I finally went for the AE100 and have been puzzled ever since about how to connect, to start off using s video but after seing some posts on the forum decided to use my PC's vga connection. Wow! what a difference? is this because I am feeding it its native resolution? Is a HTPC the way to go vision wise? this contradicts everything my dealer told me? Please give me the real truth - my DVD player doesn't have component outputs so that is out.