Hi all I'm a long time reader, first time poster. Find the site invaluable but can't search out some information I need at the moment. I've been running a setup with a Panny PWD6 linked to the component out of a Yam 750AX amp via a VGA cable which switches my Sky+ via S-video and Cambridge Azur DVD via component. I was looking into utilising the RGB of the Sky+ by putting the connection through a JS RGB>component box and component switching for visuals. However last week the Sky+ had its last tantrum and died leading to a two day period where I had to do something I'd rather not do again (talk to the misses). So I now need another tuner (freeview) so I can at least watch normal TV the next time it happens. Instead of putting in two more devies to cater for this I am thinking of getting the Sony RDRGXD500S DVD Recorder which will give me an RGB enabled scart and component out with built in freeview. Now my life story is out the way, my first question is this - is there any known loss of signal quality 'piggy-backing' the Sky+ through the DVD and then the amp in this way? Second, as a rule is the PQ of pre-recorded DVDs noticeably worst on DVD recorders than just players. And three, does anyone know if the Sony can accept an RGB signal at the same time as outputing to the component as I know some won't. Thanks for your patience.