I've been playing the DVD of Rome through my new Denon 2910 on my Loewe LCD. There is an irritating amount of noise via the HDMI setting. I haven't got the Denon set up to access progressive scan yet so I've had to rely on my slightly older Arcam 88+ DVD player, set at prog scan: the picture is completely free of noise and is very good indeed - better than Denon's HDMI playback. This is pretty annoying because I bought the Denon for the HDMI option - which the Arcam doesn't have. Actually, it's swings and roundabouts because some new DVDs - Revenge of the Sith being a major example - look far better on the Denon. One thing I've noticed with the new equipment is that I'm forever tweaking the picture - while with my old Sony Wega CRT it was always left on the same MOVIE setting: progress !