Having foolishly sold my PS2 many years ago I am now looking to get one for my son (and his GT4 loving dad ) as a stop gap to PS3. I am trying to find out if the there any differences in the new slim models in the visual department as I think someone told me that the new ones support prog scan (in certain software) but the old ones don't. Can anyone confirm? Also, if the old ones are firmware specific, do we know what version is required? It is going to be hooked up to my Panny TX32 so I want the best picture possible via component. Thanks - as ever.