Had a service visit today (foc), pace HD box playing up, was one of the first boxes using component out to my sony plasma via the amp. he has left a amstard drx 890 looks new but suppose must be a refurb. Used some sort of hdmi adaptor cable out to component and fitted that back into the amp. In effect what has happened is the output from the HD box is through the scart now, yes what a great picture!!!!!!! even better on the HD channels, needles to say was a sub-contractor. Phoned sky they are sending ano over the weekend so fingers crossed, mind you if they have no more component out boxes looked like I'm stuffed, quite comical to pull the hdmi out of the box and see no effect on tv, misses say why is it in if it doswn't do anything, she must have a point.