Im posting this on behalf of a friend. I just though one of you users may have experienced something similar: First apologies for my newbie questions. I have a pioneer 435xde plasma and took delivery of the momitsu 880n DVD player this weekend. Whilst I can successfully connect the player to the plasma via composite or scart.. Ive had absolutely no luck in getting any picture (even the DVD player's menu screen) through component. I have enabled the input on my plasma to accept component and cycled through all the output video modes on the DVD player but no picture or sound etc just a blank screen? I have also repeatedly checked that I have the cables plugged incorrectly. Can anyone shed any ideas as this is driving me crazy. I guess I should get a DVI-HDMI cable and plug it through that way, but im now getting paranoid about whether the component plugs on my plasma receiver are actually working or not.