yet they allow upconversion over HDMI... what exactly is the benefit of not allowing upconversion over component? I can't think of any. maybe I just don't get it. edit: hmm, ok, now I sort of understand. because capturing the upconverted component signal and "illegally" copying it would be so useful, when you can simply make a 1:1 copy of the DVD which people have been doing for over 10 years already.film studio logic at its finest! muppets.