Hi, Firstly, what a great forum- found it incredibly helpful! I've been endlessly researching and have finaly decided (although this might change by this time tommorow) that I'm going to go for the new Hitachi PD5000 screen only, and a Pioneer NV990 'cinema in a box' package. Being a bit of a novice when it comes to A/V matters my question is this; the Pioneer system does not offer component out, nor does it offer progressive scan, therefore, if I connect, using quality cables, an RGB Scart to RGB Scart, will the picture be significantly worse than if I had used Component cables- (in which case I may reconsider the Pioneer) In other words, how much better is component than RGB- if any? And where does S-Video fit into the equation? Also, I've heard that since PAL offers, a 'better' (for want of a better word) signal over NTSC, progressive scan will not significantly improve a PAL signal- Is this correct? If so then I'm not overly worried about not having progressive scan output on my DVD player. Finally, any further thoughts on the new Hitachi plasmas? Thanks people!