Having connected the 868 player to the 434 plasma through HDMI I thought I will employ a JS RGB to YUV converter to utilise the freed component connection on the media receiver and move my freeview from RGB to Component for improvement. I know all the good comments and inputs and respect for all JS products as described in the forum BUT I was so very unpleasantly surprised to see no improvement at all. In fact it was just the opposite. The picture became softer less defined and lifeless taking away the vivid distinction of the various shades in the image. I even tried with my neighbour's latest Panasonic plasma and his Skyplus box and the result was unfortunately the same. I am going to return the product forced to ask for a full refund. I know that perhaps a better result could have been achieved with the RGB to VGA converter but I would at least expected a little improvement from a £145 converter and definitely not a deterioration.