I have finally scraped together enough money to get a scaler. The ones in my budget seem to be: Vantage HD2 Lumagen HDQ DVDO VP50Pro Crystalio 3100 At the moment my sources are fairly limited, just a Sky HD box and an oppo 981 DVD player but will be going back to HD once the format war is decided and the media is cheaper. I will in a couple of months move to a 2.37 cinemacope setup once my wallet has recovered from the purchase of a scaler. Watching wise i probably watch 50-50 sports and films and have heard that the lumagen isnt quite so good at deinterlacing sports. I think the Vantage & Lumagen can get a deinterlaced picture from my sky box using EDID where as the DVDO has to process the Progressive picture to get it back to interlaced (PREP). To me the DVDO way sounds bad. From my monkey logic above i have half talked myself into getting the vantage! but i dont want to spend that much and find out there are things it cant do or dosent do well enough and end up buying something else to replace it. The questions!! 1) Are my suppositions above correct? (it might sound like i know what i am taking about but i dont!) 2) Can they all do the vertical strching needed to create a 2.37 picture with an anamorphic lens at all resolutions/refresh rates? 3) Do some calibrate better than others? (will probaly be getting it ISF'd) 4) Are there any other considerations i should be thinking about? Thanks for reading! look forward to your views!