I have just reached the digital age and I’m not yet sure that it’s a good thing. I lack the knowledge base to be able to make a few decisions that are now upon me now and I was hoping that some of you could lend me your expertise until I can come to speed with this new technology? I teach U.S. History with a heavy emphasis on how powerful an influence film is within our culture and how it shapes our belief systems of what our past was like. For all these years my home theater set-up was not much to talk about and I thought that it was about time for someone who is so wrapped up in film to try to enjoy it at home as much as I do going to the local cinema. I have just purchased a brand new Loewe Aconda 38 in metallic silver (at $3700.00, which I hope was a good deal, and am waiting for my DVD player to arrive this Friday. That player is a Arcam FMJ DV27 which I got not only for the film like display it delivered in all my auditions of it but also the amazing quality of its sound reproduction which I feel is a huge step forward compare to my Sony DVP-S7700. Now the problem or lack of knowledge that I face is that both have the ability to Progressive scan or as some of you refer the process is line doubling. Here are my questions: 1. Which of the Progressive Scanning units do I use the Loewe Aconda or the Arcam FMJ DV27 and why? Or is this one of those problems that can only be solved by looking at how well each unit does and decide which is the best? 2. I think that if I use the Loewe Aconda I would then turn off the progressive scanning in the Arcam FMJ DV27 and use it in interlace mode? What if I decide to use the Arcam in Progressive mode how do I turn off the Loewe Aconda? Would I made the connection to what is listed in the set-up menu as the “DVD C-Video 480p” and having done this when playing the Arcam through this connection the Loewe Aconda would then disable its own Progressive scanning unit? 3. I’m waiting for my AVIA dvd to arrive to do the in-home adjustments. Would it be better (seeing the amount of money now in the system) to get an ISF technician to come to the house to calibrate the set? 4. Any advice or tweaks that you would know about either of these units would be appreciated. I know that this is a busy time of the year for all of us so I would like to say “THANK YOU” to everyone and anyone for your time and effort in this matter.