After spending what seemed an eternity on the Panasonic customer support (!) number, I was put through to tech helpdesk and assured that the AE100 does NOT accept a PAL progressive scan signal. There has been quite a bit of talk on here regarding this, I recall someone saying that had seen 625p on their OSD. You would think that what the guy from Panasonic said was correct; although he did come over as a rather unhelpful person. I may be in the market for a PAL P/S DVD player in the near future and wonder if anyone can supply a definitive answer as to whether the AE100 can or cannot do 625p.