Was looking at the Pioneer 505XDE in comparison with Panasonic TH50PV30 last weekend. Running the same source material through equivalent DVD players (various analogue feed programs recorded off local cable - footy, cricket, movies, cookery show at XP setting on my Panasonic DMR-E95HS DVD recorder) I was surprised to see that the Panasonic appeared to give a far more natural picture - particularly when it came to faces. I wonder what it is that is causing this or is this just a set up issue? Pioneer appeared to give a sharper but more digitized picture - is this due to the progressive upscaling that it does? Is it possible to turn whatever is causing this with analogue source material off? Or does this effect still occur with HD or DVD original movie material as well?