Now that I have received my AE100 - I'm now in a position to give definitive answers to some of the PAL progressive connection questions etc. which have been floating around. (I've not had more than an hour or so to fiddle with settings so far .. away most of weekend .. but more detail will come later). The quick feedback is that it works very well - with both NTSC and PAL material. The tests were run using a Toshiba SD100E DVD player via S-Video, an Panasonic Digibox via Composite, connected to the IScan Pro, and the ISCan connected to the AE100 via the VGA port using a Vanne Damme RGB cable. NTSC Anamorphic DVDs: set PC Priority to WIDE runs in WIDE480 (856 x 480) (ASPECT toggle is disabled) NTSC Non-Anamorphic DVDs: set PC Priority to NORMAL (ASPECT TOGGLE is enabled) runs in VGA480 (640x480) - image in center of screen perfect for 4x3 material letterbox material is now small and central (can use V-Scroll, or Optical Zoom .. or move projector). Not ideal reallly, and I've not had time to compare the various ways of filling the screen. I will also add a 525p test (once I have a VGA to Component cable) to the comparison - as that should add the ZOOM ASPECT option for this letterbox material. PAL Anamorphic DVDs: set PC priority to WIDE (not important here) runs in SVGA (800x600) mode Quality looked very good (brief check only) PAL Non-Anamorphic DVDs: (none to test - but setting will be same as below) PAL (Non- or) Anamophic SKY: runs in SVGA (800x600) - ASPECT toggle available toggle button for 16x9 or 4x3 or Vscroll (a bit like 14:9 mode on Widescreen TVs). Quality seems remarkably good (considering its sourced originally from the composite out of the Digibox). I will (sometime) get a JS technology collection of bits to get S-Video signal out from the digibox. VSCROLL appeared to be noticably better on PAL material than on NTSC (obviously, there is much more vertical resolution in the first place - particularly useful if it ZOOMS BEFORE it Down-scales). No thorough testing done here yet. So the perfect WIDE480 / VGA 480 mode is easily acheived for NTSC material. PAL progressive is viewed (via VGA port) as SVGA - thats 800x600. If you compare this to progressive PAL via component, I think it will see that as 720x576 ... so it seems likely that the SVGA signal will be handled better than the component (less horizontal scaling required). I did a quick 'sanity' check of the de-interlasing performance of the IScan - and can confirm that the opening of Star Trek Insurrection (NTSC) is handled perfectly. This scene is a great way to justify separating an enthusiast from his cash ... Colour, contrast, etc. settings: I've had even less time to play with this. So far, I've left the HOYA HMC filter in its box .. I did some qquick set-up with Video Essentials, and THX Optimode (for the white level test). I started with Li-On's recomendations - but found they were way out for BRIGHTNESS (his -12, mine +3) and CONTRAST (his +26, mine +13). Perhaps these units vary ? (mine is a Mar 2002 date) - but white levels were completely crushed with higher contrast. My bulb is only 5 hrs used - so it may all change. COLOUR was very accurate at factory settings - I settled on just Blue at -2 (same as Li-On). Overall, I'm very happy so far - with everything except for my time avail so far to 'fiddle'. More later. Chas p.s. the kids just love a 'big Telly' don't they- my 18month old just gasped and then stared open mouthed when we first showed her. Cool. Less cool is a 5 year old who now really doesn't want to go to bed - 'cos Daddy is playing with the big telly !