You seem to know that component works so why not stick with that if you can?

Yes I could launch into yet another HDCP discussion but it's not a sure thing as we mix and match TVs, cables and decoder boxes. Component didn't have HDCP so it had no reason to glitch like HDMI. Since the glitch only hits a few percent of folk the makers have been reluctant to fix it because it's fixed by replacing 1 to 3 things.

Frankly this, if a cable doesn't clear it up is a fine reason for a return as a product defect. That creates all sorts of headaches for the retailer and maker. They deserve it.