I've got a Yam RX-V640 and I have the problem that most of the time the amp is tucked away out of sight so when watching TV, films, etc when you're turning the volume up there is no visual indication, which I find annoying. Also it would be easier for my other half if I used the amp for video switching, also I have been told that it's likely that when using the monitor out I will see things like volume displayed on-screen when being changed so this would help also. So, my amp will output in composite, s-video or component via the monitor out. My TV doesn't have component in just composite, s-video, composite scart & RGB scart, therefor the best connection would be s-video. This means that I will connect the DVD player to the amp via an s-video lead, the freeview box uses scart out so I will connect this to the amp using a scart to s-video lead, and my ps2 will be connect by a ps2 to s-video lead, then from monitor out on amp to TV will be s-video. Audio will be fine as it is, as this already all connected up. I didn't want to go this route originally as I know the DVD picture quality will probably suffer, but I don't think there's anything else I can do bar buying as decent a s-video lead as I can. Will I really see that much of a difference? My TV is a 28" LG widescreen, so not a massive screen. Finally, my amp will upconvert composite to s-video. In practice is this as good when using a std composite lead upconverted to s-video, as using a decent s-video cable in the first place? I imagine it would be cheaper to buy a scart to composite cable over scart to s-video, so if the picture quality would be no different I could use the cheaper cable here and let the amp upconvert? If anyone can see any problems, or offer any advice i'd be greatful, cheers! EDIT: Just had a thought, if my freeview box doesn't output s-video through scart, then if I bought a scart to s-video cable would I have problems? In that case should I buy a scart to composite to be sure? They are both teh same price for ones I was looking at.