I was at a friend's house last weekend and he had his brand new Samsung DLP HDTV and audio system set up. He has Cox "digital" cable. But when I saw him adjust something I saw he was watching cable on "Component 1". I asked him why they hadn't hooked up the connection from the box to his TV via the HDMI ports, which both the box and his TV had. He didn't know why. Later he said that the installers were telling him that most people liked the componant connection better because the cable delivers analog from the street. Isn't it digital cable. They claim it is, but then why would he want componant connections instead of the highest possible quality of the HDMI connection? Can anyone give a reason for this, or was the installer just trying to avoid having to run additional cables etc...?