According to Sony's own website this dvd player offers progressive scan for NTSC only (I guess that means that PAL progressive has yet to be fully ratified then). I understand that progressive scan is the holy grail in terms of picture quality and that PAL would kick NTSC's ass in a fair fight given the greater number of lines involved. Now this is a really naive question but if I chucked in a region 2 PAL disk in to this player could I get an NTSC progressive signal out of it? I am assuming no on the grounds that every silver lining has a cloud but you fine folks know more about this sort of thing than any salesperson could ever hope to. Most of my software is R2 PAL and I just want the best picture I can get when I save the works projector from a life of PowerPoint slavery. Are there any PAL progressive players under £300 out there or do I just have to wait and see?