I have narrowed down my choice of new player to one of these models as the both fall in my budget. I have heard good reviews of both machines and wondered if anyone on here had first hand experience of them. I am not too bothered with DVD Audio and Sacd at the moment so just wondered which is the better player of DVD's. I will be hooking the player up to a 36" Toshiba TV to get NTSC prog scan. Are there any bugs with the prog scan performance of each of these ? For example today I learnt of the chroma bug which I had never heard of before. I will also have to buy a component cable to get prog scan so that pushes slightly in favour of the Panasonic as it's £80 cheaper than the Pioneer in the first place. Thanks for any info.