Yeh, not sure I want to destroy my television yet. I just don't understand how the same exact component cables produce different results on the same television. It is something in the PS3 software. I'm not too worried about it. I've always found Pro-Logic II decoding to be best using simple red and white audio cables: it just doesn't sound as good with optical. Now with the PS3 having actual digital surround I am using optical. Unfortunately there is no setting to also use the red and white cables that are matched to the component wire. Alot of devices switch between them depending on the output. And I must say, Pro-Logic II still sounds like ass from optical, even on the PS3. And it refuses to not save my PSU update every time I play. The picture looks a little better, but not much. So, I will wait. No reason to shelve my PS2 yet. There's Timsplitters Saves that can't be copied!
"The well-placed coin changes much - even itself." - Lao-Tse