Had my Hitachi 28" LCD for nearly a year now...in that time, I've tried 3 different progressive scan DVD players connected via component. What I've found is that the interlaced output is clearly better than the progressive in terms of fine detail and resolution. When switching to progressive, sure the image seems slightly more stable, and shimmering (what little there is only on a limited number of films) is certainly cut down, however, it also appears that fine details are lost...pores on skin, weave and textures on fabrics are definitely not as finely resolved... Doing a direct comparison between interlaced and progressive output on the Pioneer DV-575 (which is no slouch of a machine PQ-wise) you can clearly see the difference between interlaced and progressive with my LCD, with the interlaced component output the clear winner. Now I suspect that it's down to the LCD's progressive handling. Of course, by feeding it an interlaced signal, the screen will convert it internally to display progressively (since this is how I understand LCDs and Plasmas et al work). Is this right? The loss of fine detail was seen to various degrees with the three different DVD players, but the Pioneer's output was definitely the best, but I've still turned off progressive and am enjoying much more sharpness and detail from the interlaced output... Is this an odd phenomenon, or are my eyes going wrong Technically, I understand that it shouldn't be the case, but visually, it clearly is!