ShortyNZ: Thanks bfginger. We do have a Magic TV Myfreeview box already, so I will get my husband to have a look and see what is plugged where.
Most receiver equipment in NZ like MySkyHDi won't do HD over anything but HDMI.
MySkyHDi will do hd over component on all channels but freeviewHD ones (funny as they are free in hd anyway) and i think the hd movie channels ( but dont have them so cant say for sure)
I'm glad to see the ol' Sony 36" CRT still has a good rep - I always feel vaguely embarrassed when people comment on the fact we haven't got a flat-screen.