arcam have been testing my player i say they cannot see the problem as it passed there tests?
everyone i have showed can see it on mine ... . its seems a few people here have or had this problem with different results from arcam . either been told its not the dvd player or had the player replaced.
I had the same problem about a year ago with my 88+ on a panny 5.Tried several diffrent machines with diffrent plasma's and all had the problem only some were worse than others.
In the end i payed an extra 600 for the 27+ and never had a problem
I had similar problems a while back; this is how I fixed them.
DV88+ progressive on Sim2 DMF
Replaced power supply (most likely not needed)
upgraded progressive scan board to Sil503 (lovely)
this fixed half the problems
replaced input box (progressive board was faulty)
this fixed more of the problems
upgraded component cable (lovely)
this fixed the rest of the problems
While I don't have a panny and my problems were the sum of yours and more - I did in the end fix it. Have you tried swapping out your component cables and also plugging your DV88+ into another source that accepts progressive?
i have tried 3 different component cables and the result is all the same. i have tried my dvd player on another plasma with same result, and i have tried a different dvd player on my plasma with progressive scan and its all fine.
i`m not paying for a upgrade to the sil chip set. arcam are having trouble seeing what i`m seeing