I recently got into a argument with my Cable technician because he says there is not a huge difference in quality between composite and component! I on the otherhand dissagree. I think Component quality is superior. My problem is this! The cable company is really small and doesn't have component outputs on the cable box. They don't have a cable box with HDTV and component outputs. Does anybody know if Direct T.V. has HDTV and does there boxes have components outputs? I have a nice plasma t.v. and would hate to just have composite hooked up to it! I think it would be a waste of a Plasma. What should I do?