Originally Posted by -=Gib-McFragger=-
I would use component for the cable box and HDMI for the DVD player. Remember that the DVD player with NOT upconvert DVD's unless you use HDMI. You will not notice any difference in PQ on your HD cable box if you use good component cables vs an HDMI cable.
True, but if the cable box has DVR capabilities he may be unable to playback/record HDCP protected HD material.