Hi all, I'm trying to work around my TV's (Philips 32PF9986) well documented connectivity problems. For those who haven't had the pleasure of arguing with Philips customer services, early models of the TV didn't support component even though they were advertised as having a component input. Later models do support component through an ugly component to VGA to DVI convertor. Unfortunately, the TV can only display progessive signals when using a component input. The situation with the three current games consoles I own seems to be... NTSC Gamecube: about 90% of games run in 480p, but boot screens and system config menus run in 480i. PAL PS2: a handful of games offer 480p, but the games must be booted in 576i and then changed to progressive through a menu option. PAL X-Box: once the X-Box has been soft-modded, the vast majority of games are playable in 480p. A handful are playable in 720p and even fewer in 1080i. It's also possible to display the X-Box dashboard in 480p. I have all three consoles and an Arcam DV79 DVD player going into a component switcher and then out to my TV. My main question is whether I could feed the output of my component switcher into a scaler and then out to the TV? This then raises a number of other questions: 1. Which scaler would be most appropriate? My budget is up to around 1200 GBP (typing on a Portuguese keyboard) 2. How bad a problem is latency? The scaler manufacturers seem to be a bit shy about quoting actual figures for delays. 3. I´ve read that it´s possible, with most LCD TVs, to find an input resolution which will cause the TV to disable its internal scaler. Presumably this would reduce latency problems, but has anyone ever seen this working with a 9986? Apologies for the long post.