Firstly, apologies for yet another "how do I connect...." post. I am a newbie (this is my first post). I have read MANY MANY of the threads in this forum, and have digested much useful advice which has taken me a long way down the decision process, but I am afraid am still not 100% certain that I have understood all that I need to, hence this post. Thanks in advance for any help. Im basically starting from scratch. The new set up I want (I think) is a 42 plasma with a DVD Recorder and an old Sky box (probably replaced with Sky+ soon). That's it. Very simple by some of the standards I have read on this forum! Im not bothered about analogue tv reception, nor particularly at the moment about home cinema surround sound, although I would like to know that I can add an AV amp and 5.1 speakers at some point. So, what I have in mind at the moment is a Panasonic TH42PWD6 plasma and a Panasonic DMR-E55 DVD recorder. What I'd like to get clear with your help is the easiest/cheapest decent way to connect this lot together with the Sky box. My understanding, mainly from various posts by Hornydragon, is that I will be able to connect Sky/Sky+ to the E55 via RGB scart. Then I connect the E55 to the plasma via either RGB scart or (preferably) component video (to get progressive scan), and that will be all the video connections I need (i.e. no need for a separate scart direct from the Sky to the Plasma, since the E55 can pass through the RGB signal from the Sky scart to the composite output, right?). But, please can someone confirm once and for all that set-up is correct i.e. it will work and give decent picture quality? I have spoken to and emailed numerous retailers (including the apparently much-revered AV Sales) and have received endless conflicting advice, ranging from the dismissive "don't-be-daft" to the plain confusing. No-one seems to believe or know (and some just don't care) whether the E55 can really convert RGB Scart IN to component OUT. So if someone can assure me of this, I'll be a very happy lad. If that is all correct, then if I go for the PW6, I have a follow up question: can I connect with a suitable lead the component DVD output straight to the VGA input provided on the plasma? Again I have read many posts stating that the PW6 VGA can take component input (as opposed to the PW7 which can not, apparently), but am confused as to whether that means a simple component-to-VGA lead will do the job (I have seen several for sale on retailers' websites) or whether some expensive converter is required as well. If a simple lead won't do the job, presumably I am then best getting a component board for the PW6 and just connecting component to component, avoiding the VGA? Is there any difference in quality between doing it that way or doing it via VGA? Finally, if you'll allow me one last question, I do have an old VCR which I assume I could then connect via scart to either the Sky box or the E55 (if there is still a free socket i.e. if the component output has been used to connect to the plasma), so that I can view old video tapes or to transfer them to DVD if I want to. Correct? That's the lot. Sorry its a long post, but I wanted to set it all out so that (hopefully) its easy for someone to answer. I realise that I have not mentioned any audio. I'll get my head round that once I know I've properly understood the video side first!