As one of the (probably) thousands of people waiting for a Panasonic to appear from somewhere, I am trying to give attention to other areas of the setup. I have a Pioneer DVR 720HS which I am generally pleased with but do regret the lack of component output. Am I likely to have to upgrade to a player or player / recorder in order to get the best PQ? That is of course assuming that I don't die of old age before the Panasonics finally arrive. Many thanks. PS apologies if I should have posted in the DVD forum.