I just got a new iPod touch 2G -- my first iPod -- and I want to play it through my home stereo. My setup currently consists of a basic Panasonic home-theater-in-a-box (no iPod dock included) and a non-HDTV, but I hope to upgrade both in the future. All the music files on my iPod are at 128 kbps. I don't understand the difference between Apple's COMPONENT and COMPOSITE AV cables, and I'm hoping someone can explain in plain English. Are these $49 cables overkill given my current setup, or are they my best hope for decent sound? And if they're overkill, can anyone suggest a less expensive alternative? Finally, should I spend the additional $49 to pair Apple's Universal Dock with these cables? (Would the sound quality be that much better?) Or should I go dockless until I get a new home-theater-in-a-box that comes with its own iPod dock?