For anyone who might be interested and dismayed to find out that the SCART input is not RGB compatible, here's a reply I got from Pioneer.... "The DV717 does not have RGB because it is a very early machine (first generation) .When it came out ,no one really use RGB and there were very few Tv's (except Sony) that would take a RGB signal. It can't be modified because the electronics to produce an RGB picture are not in side the machine ,sorry" Yet I have two ten year old TVs (Pan and Philips) which both have RGB SCARTs. Maybe Pioneer haven't heard of Games Consoles which Pan and Philips obviously had. Even when the DV717 came out, surely a little forward thinking from Pioneer wouldn't of gone a miss. Digital TV was just around the corner and certainly well known about at the time.