I've found some DVDs have video noise (grain, dots switching on and off on surfaces in the image) that my Toshiba TVs DNR is good at reducing. I believe this noise is the fault of the recording, not the player, because it only happens with some recordings, usually older ones I think. (The Matrix is quite bad, for example.) Since the TVs DNR doesn't work when input is from a progressive scan player, it would be nice to find one that had the equivalent of the TVs DNR built-in. The Toshiba SD530 I tried had DNR, but turning it on seemed to soften/screw-up the picture to a huge degree, in a way the TVs built-in DNR doesn't. I would be interested if anyone knows of players with good built-in noise reduction. I think all Panasonic players have something called "Mpeg noise reduction", I don't know if this is the same thing.