I have recently acquired a Sony RDR GX700 DVD recorder. I am very pleased with it in general. One minor glitch, however, is that when I output progressive through the component video cables to my LCD television (JVC LT-26C31), the colours look washed out. The picture seems significantly less good than when I use RGB through a SCART. However, I have used progressive from a previous DVD recorder (a JVC DR-M10) with an excellent picture, so I think that the progressive input to the TV is working correctly. When I looked in the Sony manual, it mentioned cryptically that this machine is not compatible with the progressive input to all TVs, and that Sony Customer Services would be able to tell me about compatibility. However, when I e mailed Sony they said that the GX700 should work with any progressive compatible TV. Does anyone happen to have tried progressive scan between these two machines? Is progressive supposed to be universally compatible, as the Sony guy said?