Thanks for taking the time to respond.
I must have mislead you when I said the only way I could pass through HD signal from my cable box was through Component. The TV does have an HDMI (w/HDCP) input, but I had been told by TimeWarner that the HDMI output on my cable box was disabled. After posting on another forum, I found that there was a good chance the HDMI output would work and tada!, it does. So now I have the cable box connected through HDMI and the 'box through component. I also found a Philips component video switcher with 4 inputs for $20 at Walmart. So I now have another 3 component inputs if I need them.
As for the VGA being recommended, I guess I misunderstood the part of the FAQ that had the list of cables in order of quality... i.e. Composite<S-Video<Component<VGA
Thanks again for the help.
By the way, this TV looks pretty incredible... and at 1920x1080 for $1499 (after $100 rebate), it's a steal.
Glad to hear you've got your cable going through the HDMI...
as for the quality listing Composite<S-Video<Component<VGA etc. that's in GENERAL terms, meaning most of the time that's the pecking order of quality video cables...
The Xbox 360 has problems outputting in VGA so it's like comparing a Toyota (component) to a Ferrari (VGA) only the ferrari has been smashed into a wall a few times. so you might as well go with the Toyota because the Ferrari is busted and the Toyota runs better, but if the Ferrari ever gets fixed it will be the better option.