Spacecadet, Just kidding! thanks for your thoughts. I've also been reading up and a lot of people feel the same way that component cabling is = to HDMI. Not sure if that will remain true if we start getting 1080p signals. One thing I've learned twice now is that when colors aren't good you need to really push hard on the component plugs and that resolved it for me. I don't think you'd have to do that with HDMI but then again it might just be my particular A/V component receptacles fault.
I have a Samsung LCD also which I've heard is having compatibility issues with HDMI connections from DSTB's but I haven't yet checked to see if my problem is simply to assign my A/V reciever TV connection to HDMI.