OK, I've finally decided between one of these two players. There is an approximate £400 difference between the two, now is it really worth paying the extra money to get the Arcam? I've heard nothing but good things about Arcam (never having owned one myself - I've tended to stick with Toshiba and Sony) but at the same time, this new Pioneer is getting rave reviews. I plan on getting a plasma screen within 3 months also, the Panasonic TH37PW5B looks to be at the top of my price range at the moment (around £3000) so Progressive scan is a must-have for the DVD player. Any advice from the knowledgable chaps on these forums will be greatly appreciated.