After 3 good years of solid dvd fun, I've decided it is now time to finally buy a new dvd player. The fact is that I have the old Panasonic a360 and it only plays region 2 dvd's, video and audio cd's... no dvd-r, dvd+r, nothing... Since I've recently bought a digital video camera, I've been thinking of making some nice home movies and storing in digital format. Therefore, a dvd-/+r compatible player would be necessary. Not only that, but I also have a lot of R1 dvd's which I've so far watched on my pc (thus losing a lot of quality and not taking advantage of m home theatre setup). anyway, my question is essentially which dvd player I should buy. And I'm completely at loss in this matter. I've searched and searched and have not found a definite answer. In any case the basic requirements are: - Compatibility with most (all) of the formats out there: dvd-r, dvd-ram, dvd+r, dvd+rw, etc (mp3, jpeg, sacd and dvd-a compatibility would be nice, but not essential) - multiregion enabled (either from the factory or through some kind of code...no chips/modding, please!) - progressive scan (since I'm a newbie I'm not really sure of how "essential" this is... I have a widescreen tv set [sony kv-28fq75] but I'm considering upgrading to plasma within 1- 1 1/2 years. Since there are news of upcoming hd-dvd players in the near future, should I just buy a non-progressive player (cheaper than progressive) now and wait for the next-generation players?) - video: SCART output - audio: optic output - great picture qualiy! Can anyone give me an advice concerning this? I know that denon, pioneer and sony score very high among AVphiles... Oh, btw, money is not an issue... but, the cheaper the better! Thanks!