Currently buying home cinema sound system (see other threads on the subject if nosy). Sticking with my present television for now, which is a 32" widescreen model, about 3 years old, RGB input and "100Hz" display but certainly not progressive scan in any meaningful sense. Says in the manual it can handle NTSC signals. I don't plan to use the system much for music. DVD-A and so on are merely a matter of mild curiosity. It's the film performance I'm most interested in. So, two questions immediately spring to mind: 1) Is it worth getting a progressive scan machine and buying region 1 discs on the grounds that the next time I upgrade my television I probably will get a progressive model? 2) How cheap can one go before the quality of the digital sound output (for decoding by separate processor) begins to be affected? A couple of store people have told me that it's safe to go down to about £500, but that below that the quality of the bitstream is affected. However a different rep swears blind that the film sound quality got from an Arcam FMJ DV27 (£1600) is detectably better than what you would get from a £1000 player. I've been thinking about a Denon 2800 Mk II, as although it cuts corners they seem to be in areas I don't care much about - on-board audio DACs, lack of DVDA, and so on - and has what sounds like rather good video circuitry for the price; but with all the messages on this forum about dodgy firmware for the 3800 I'm beginning to be less certain. A part of me is tempted to go all the way down to a Toshiba 510, or Pioneer 656 but I'm concerned that this will get me below the "good sound" threshold. Vaguely considering Pioneer 747 or Toshiba 900 as well. Would welcome suggestions.