All this will become a lot easier when I get my hands on my 1803 this weekend, but I need to be thinking about stuff before that having been without a TV for two weeks now Browsers of other threads will note that I am having some potential connectivity with my screen, AVR and video sources. I have been away from home for a few days but last night I got the chance to have a play and it answered a few questions but posed a few more. I now know that I have a variety of potential video formats going into my AVR. For each format going in there has to be the same format going out as the 1803 can only switch composite to composite, s to s, component to component, etc. My screen (Hitachi 42PMA400E) for reasons best known to itself, has both composite and s connections in on the video-1 feed but only one or the other can be used. Amazingly when using the composite feed, the mere presence of a plug in the s socket causes a blank screen. I was shown this at Nex too when I demo'ed the screen, but I didn't really believe what I was seeing until I tried it myself. Bear in mind that I do not want to buy any more converters / transcoders / scalers etc. I have run out of cash for my HC project (for now). I could just fall back on the "lowest common denominator" connection and link everthing using composite, but last night I thought of another (much better) idea but it will be dependant up on a feature of the 1803. My screen can take an RGB feed through its video-2 input, but it also needs to be fed a sync signal via a composite feed in video-1. This will tie up both inputs. My DVD player and Sky box can both output RGB. My AVR can switch 2x sets of RGB inputs. However I am not sure whether it could simultaneously supply a composite signal to the screen on one of its other video outputs. I know I can feed it both signals at the same time, but can the 1803 have two different video outputs "on" simultaneously? If so, I could feed composite from each source into the AVR, and a composite lead out to video-1 on the screen, plus an RGB feed from Sky and DVD to the AVR and a set of RGB leads to video-2. For watching Sky abd DVD I would have both the associated RGB and composite inputs switched through to the screen, but for watching my VCR only the composite feed would be switched. Can anyone with an 1803 tell me if this will work?