The idea behind gold connectors is to help improve siganl transfer by cutting down on surface oxidation. This is a well proven thing. I am curious, why dont you get gold plated scart sockets? I was looking allong the back of a row of Plasmas and LCD's and couldnt find ANY with gold on the Scart sockets. Plenty had it on the component etc.... one even on the RF input!! but no gold scarts. No, having some chemical understanding, 2 diffirent metals have diffirent places in the electrochemical series. (basically, whats the voltage you can produce with 2 diffirent metals) Diffirecnes result in a voltage. A voltage can over a very long time case corrosion due to a net flow of electrons and something else. Whats the point of gold scart if no gold socket? (i know losses are cumulative, but still) I can even find a company that makes them. I think you can get them plated but thaat would be expensive. Any thoughs?