I want to connect an HTPC to a direct view TV - probably a Philips Pixel Plus, which seems to be my best option given prices and availability where I am (not in the USA). Taking this as the starting point, what would be the best way to connect? The model I'm considering, the 29PT9420, has S-Video, Component (YPbPr) and VGA(RGB) inputs, but much cheaper alternatives have S-Video and Component only. It seems that the best connection option is VGA, then Component then S-Video, but given the type of TV I'm considering, will there be a big difference? Not going for VGA means a much wider (and generally cheaper) range of TVs, so if VGA will not produce a marked improvement over Component, then I would rather go for a cheaper choice. (Also, many TV displays only have a VGA connector in the front, and I'm not keen on having a cable coming out the front of the TV permanently.) On the other hand, it seems that very few (no?) standard graphics cards offer Component video output as standard. Yes, there are ATI dongles and VGA converters, etc. but they're not easily obtainable outside the USA. One interesting option is the Realmagic Xcard which offers an S-Video to Component cable, but I don't understand how that would be better than S-Video alone, if the starting point is an S-Video signal. So it doesn't look like Component video output is all that straightforward either - which leaves me with S-Video, which I already have as an input on my 10 year old Panasonic 29 inch - so should I just stick to that?