I got a nice WidescreenReview subscription for Christmas and have been reading up on US High-End. These D-VHS MPEG2 VCR decks are interesting, like a laserdisc player for year 2004 for us UK users. I think the Widescreen review of the latest DTS capable JVC D-VHS 40000 hd VCR mentioned that the analog component HD video outputs didn't quite get near to the full HDTV standard potential for sharpness, but was still twice that of what the best DVD players are capable of. Plus the D-Theater tapes are apparently 1080i vertical resolution. The few DTS track releases are reported to be a very high 1500Kbps (3x DVD DTS) and be DTS 24/96 and apparently sound very fine indeed. I think they mentioned outputting digital video over firewire to a Samsung HDTV box produced slightly cleaner component outputs. Bear in mind the pre-recorded movie tapes are protected by D-Theater encryption, so will only play on D-Theater D-VHS players. Plus the digital video output is disabled when encryption can't be negotiated (like HCMI?) downstream. My hesitation is that there are only about 8 films I'd want to own and that it'll make me unappreciative of even well scaled DVD's. On the other hand, I think 1080i might not need de-interlacing to look great, so won't need a scaler to feed in to a high-end CRT projector (only a £280 HD transcoder). If it does need film-mode de-interlacing to 1080p to look good, then HD deinterlacers are quite scarce and expensive at the moment? Does anyone know if we saw 720p progressive clips at the Event II or was any of the film sources 1080i interlaced? It's my guestimate that 1080i will look like well scaled DVD's I watch at 960p off TheaterTek DVD, but 1080i at 60Hz will have 3-2 pulldown interlaced blurring and judder. Your experience or thoughts appreciated. cheers, Rob.