Hi Mercury.. the TV needs to be able to handle an HDTV signal, that is, an non-interlaced signal. It seems that no UK tv's have this capability, although they are very popular in the US. At the moment, TV's run in an interlaced mode 480i (lines of resolution, interlaced) but to benefit from the progressive scan, the tv needs to be able to handle 480p (progressive) Im sure that there are some projectors in the UK that can handle that, but ive done a lot of research, and no UK tv's can take the progressive signal. At the moment, Toshiba are NEARLY there with offering a few tv's with the Component inputs (which are required for Progressive scan) and they are said to offer a marginally better picture than RGB. Its very frustrating that Sony and Toshiba BOTH have official UK dvd players that can output Progressive scan, but they dont support it with the TV's! Its absolutly crazy, and really frustating. Youre also right about the fact that only Region 1 dvd's can be outputted via the progressive scan. I think thats due to copy protection issues, and is the reason progressive scan took so long to come out in the states. So, I wouldnt recommend buying a dvd player for its progressive scan capabilities only unless youre going to be buying a compatible projector. Hope this helps, and if ive made any errors, im sure that the knowledgable people on this board will correct me!