DirecTV does have a major break through being the first and only one so far offering component out on standard def boxes. I wish E* could add a set of interlaced component outs to some future non HD STBs.
I hate the idea of cencorship on DVDs. If I wanted edited movies I'd watch non premium tv, but I want the whole movie and the whole picture too. IIRC, one of Kubricks last wishes was to have Eyes Wide Shut not edited in anyway. The least they should do is respect a great directors wishes.
I tried to find input on the options for optical to coax converters
OT- If you haven't found it already, there's a great thread I started in the HT General Forum asking about the same thing, I got lots of great suggestions, including some very reasonably prices, I never bought one though, since I decided I really didn't need a converter.