http://www.cine4home.de/tests/dvd-player/Denon_DVD-A11/TestA11.htm describes the different progressive decoding modes available on the A11: I have not been able to discern much difference between these on a plasma screen in real life, although I have not compared them in any depth. I don't really understand the different pulldowns. My preference is to zoom letterbox films by 1.5 to fill a 16:9 screen (losing the edges, of course). Am I right to conclude that Auto2 is the optimal setting for UK DVDs? Are there any Video DVDs?