I realise that there is a difference. However, is it that noticable? I undetstand that component takes the picture from the disk (colour stream??) and results in a better picture. However, is there really that much difference between the two? Also, is it true that component improves region 1 pictures but can degrade a region 2 pic . ( I do not have prog scan). Finally should I let a set with component video in sway my purchase. Thanks, Captain Benefit.