i'm not sure where i should be posting this here, but i have a couple of very simple questions. i currently use AV cables (red-white-yellow) for component cables from my dvdplayer to my reciever and the same from my reciever to my 1080i tv; i have the yellow video cable for green, red audio for red, and white audio for blue, and of course i have two other red/white cables for my audio. my question is will it make a difference if i got actual component cables versus my ghetto rig using av cables? by this i mean like a significant increase. by the way, my plasma does reset (turns off and turns back on) when there's too much white during a movie. another element i would like to mention is that i'm watching dvd backups (8.xgb -> 4.3gb DVDs) on a upconverting DVD player that upconverts all the way to 1080i. secondly i was wondering if there is really a difference between the AV cables and the actual component cables, is there a difference between the quality of component cables out there? i kno that with HDMI anything 6ft and under makes no difference in brands or quality; is it pretty much the same thing with component cables? thanks ahead to everyone who takes the time to read and post.