Help from you clever guys would be appreciated. I thought I was getting the hang of this progressive scan (PS) thing, but now I'm not so sure. The relevant bits of my setup are: Daewoo plasma Marantz 4200 Sony 9000ES DVD At present I watch Sky via either a RGB to S-Video converter or RGB to VGA converter. The latter gives a slightly better picture on the plasma but there is noticeable combing which I take to be an interlacing effect. The Sony is connected directly into the component input, but only does PS on NTSC material. It is awesome, region 2 stuff is only slightly behind. I recently borrowed an Iscan Pro. It improved the playback of region 2 discs, but seemed to have no effect - even made worse - the output from Sky. So the real question is - does the Iscan improve broadcast PAL? I assume it deinterlaces it because the combing effect disappeared, but the picture was washed out and lacked clarity compared to the RGB/VGA converter (J S Technology). On the other hand it did smarten up the region 2 discs quite noticeably. About £600 is a lot to pay for better playback of PAL DVDs.