It just seems to me stupid saying a dvd player has PAL progressive scan when the word 'PAL' stands for phased alternate line. PAL actually means interlace. So having PAL progressive scan is a contradiction in terms. Where as NTSC stands for national television standards committee and there is no problem with calling that progressive. I mean you wouldn't describe something as stereo mono sound or black and white in colour etc. Still I suppose we are stuck with it now.