Hi I recently visited a av shop. For a demo of some speakers and dvd and amp. The amp was a yamaha dsp-ax640se the dvd player was a yamaha dvd-s540. And the speakers that were tried were the kef 2005.2 and the b&w 600s. The salesman was extremely helpful and put a lot of time into setting the system up and answering all my questions. One thing I found curious was when I told him what DVD players I had considered. I told him the cambridge audio 55 and the harman kardan 25. This is because of the price and the fact that they both have components and output progressive scan in pal and ntsc. He told me that any dvd player that is multi region and will do ntsc progressive scan will also do pal progressive scan, they just have'nt bothered getting a license for it because they assume the public already know this. This is because a lot of the manufacturers are japanese and oriental ect and they are a lot more clued up on this sort of thing. Where as we go out and buy a footy mag they go and buy a technology mag. I just would like to know if this is true because the yamaha dvd 540s menu did indicate that it would do both with a section saying progressive - on/off and then format - pal - ntsc thanks for any help in clearing up this matter. Incidently the picture and sound from the yammy was excellent.