Just in case the author is likely to come in here... the bloke who answered it was mistaken. It's not normal for the Digital Mode menu to be disabled. It's always available on my screen. I'd have Sony take a look at that for you, maybe something set wrong in the service menu. C And what was that other blokey talking about saying he got the Pioneer 444 cos it provides prog scan? It doesn't even have component out. I had to double check that one, but what was he smoking when he placed that order?