I seems likely that we shall never get a decent working pal-prog display. On the other hand there is no such problem with NTSC, so why not ditch all those pal dvd's and buy the R1 version, it would be so much easier. Maybe it's difficult to find the R1 discs for sale in europe, so you would have to import them, but surely this is a smal problem that can be solved. With NTSC you can easily find a progressive display, whether it's a normal crt, a rptv or a front projector. If we look into the future, progressive scan is not the only 'must have' technology- we are quickly moving into HD terretory promising high resolutions of 720p and 1080p. In the case of dvd, this can be acheived through scaling. But once again I suspect these standards are tailored for NTSC material, ex. 480x1.5=720. The new digital display technology based on the use of lcd or dlp panels is also made to fit NTSC resolutions - ideal if you want a one to one pixel mapping. I believe that Texas Instruments has released a new panel that is ...? x 576, making it perfect for PAL material, but still this is only one panel out of a bunch, and it's probably going to be expensive. If you chose NTSC you could even start importing stuff from the US, though crt and rptv's are a little difficult to ship around. Also, in the US they always have the newest technology long before it gets to europe. There are many arguments for chosing either R1 or R2 dvd's for quality, but it the end the display sets the bounds, and it seem that NTSC is most favored in this respect. Therefore should our adwise to new HT entusiasts be, that they should buy R1 dvds?