I picked up this player from Richer Sounds today until they get some more Toshiba SD520e's in stock. I took the one I had back due to a slight green convergence fault in PAL output. Strange but true.. Otherwise, the 520 is a fantastic machine on a par with the Pioneer I saw feeding the demo HT1000 I saw via component). I tried the Limit it tonight, and I'm actualy very impressed with it! I calibrated the white and black levels with Avia, and set the sharpness to zero on the NEC, and was suitably impressed. I didn't have any PAL calibration disks to hand, so although I probably wan't getting true black, it wasn't noticable. I haven't tried any NTSC material yet. Pal Progressive mode is the best option, and compared to the Philips 963 that I had, the Limit is the better machine. If I hadn't seen the Toshiba, I would be keeping the Limit, that's how good it looks on the HT1000. I used Titanic (sub diving into the depths in a blue glow of light) to check for posterisation, and there was very little - it's on a par with the Tosh which had hardly any. The Philips did very badly on this test, but I believe that this is because it doesn't calibrate easily - it still comes out quite dark and harsh looking. This probably exascerbates any colour graduations and produces the obvious colour banding I kept seeing. The image of the 9900SE isn't quite as sharp or 'creamy' looking as the Toshiba, but it's quite bright and easy on the eye, with little or no mosquito noise. very surprising for cheap machine. I had seen a kind of contour line posterisation effect with the Philips machine with skin tones in faces, and the Tosh had done a similar thing, but considerably less. The Limit didn't produce anything like that at all. The Tosh has a 54hz 10bit dac with anti-alias filter which can render 540 lines of resolution. I don't know what DAC the Limit uses, but the book says it can resolve greater than 450 lines, so that explaines the softer look. Even so, for just £150 this machine can produce a great image that will belie it's price. With Richer Sounds great 30 day money back policy, you can't lose, so if you're looking for a player for your projector, why not try this one? If you have an NEC HT1000, I would reccommend the Toshiba SD520e which to my eye produced the best image of all three machines, even in interlaced, though the NTSC progressive was better over all. Gary.