Thanks to this forum I have totally neglected my work for at least three weeks but, on the plus side, I'm very near to taking the plunge. As usual, more questions though. My main viewing is Sky+, I have a cheap DVD and will consider getting a DVD recorder (again probably cheap) quite soon. I'm looking at either the Panny or NEC screens (waiting for hornydragon's feedback later this week). I currently have a Sony surround sound system (few years old) to which my Sky+ is linked (DVD is connected to the Sky+ box and it all feeds into my TV via one scart). So.... 1. As a first option, I am considering getting a JS converter and using it to connect the scart to either component or VGA (for the Panny the former would require an input board). Can anyone tell me if there is any difference in quality between using the component or VGA input? 2. I may consider upgrading audio at a later stage. Some options I have are (please correct me if I'm wrong): a) Get a Pioneer 402 (or 502) receiver and plug scarts into the back of it. One scart out of amp to VGA of plasma (via converter). b) Get a more traditional amp and feed component cables to amp (Sky+ would need a converter), then connect component out of amp to plasma. I was originally considering option a), but it seems that with the more traditional amp you get a bit more for your money. Anyone have any advice on this? As ever, really appreciate any thoughts/feedback. Cheers.