I think scart is a good system. My digital set top box, blaupunkt (panasonic) SVHS and my Grundig TV all have 2 SCARTS all using RGB great picture, GOOD CABLES WITH ALL 21 PINS wired up a must. Why do we use RGB? well that's the way humans see we only have 3 pigments (the cones) in our eye balls, those pigments are Red Green and Blue. OH YES, ***ALL*** TV'S SETS EVENTUALLY convert the picture to RGB for the 3 CRT GUN. (only talking about crt technology) NTSC PAL SECAM whatever, all start at the source (camera, telecine) as RGB and end up as RGB on the CRT face.So your component signal is converted to RGB anyhow in the display device. If the system you use is good quality with low loss, low phase change and high bandwidth RGB or component should both give very good results I use RG6 quad sheild for my video cables - I make them myself. just as an interesting tid bit, octopus have 20 pigments in there eye balls!! In an ideal world there would be no PAL, NTSC OR SECAM every thing would be RGB and non interlaced (progressive) PAL, NTSC and SECAM (analogue) MPEG DV (digital) can be seen as forms of video compression. Compression storage:- Beta/VHS/SVHS/V8/HI8 - YV (svideo) storage - analogue tape DVD is component based, though film base material is converted from film which is RGB. - I won't go into the MPEG part here as I will be here for days. VGA/SVGA/XGS etc etc RGBHV :- P.C/MAC based systems past about 1988 are non-interlaced (progressive). For a DVD that does both RGB and component I would recommend the sony DVP-NS930V. for techs like myself try http://www.smpte.org/ http://www.ee.washington.edu/consel...n/ntsc/95x4.htm http://www.uwasa.fi/~f76998/video/ for a component to RGB circuit goto http://elm-chan.org/works/yuv2rgb/report.html the total cost for this circuit is about A$40 or US60. I also might be able to get my old 1998 grundig to do 576p - will let you all know about his.