Hi All, My wife and kids are buying me a DVD player for Father's Day. I've been informed that unless I give them a specific model, they’re going to hit BB or CC and pick one out for me (yikes!). I'd been looking into players a little bit, but hadn't done any serious homework. But in the < $200 price range that I'm looking for, I think the choice should be pretty simple. I don't need progressive scan as my current TV, a 32" Hitachi Ultravision, won't benefit from it. (My understanding is that progressive scan does nothing for non-HDTV/HDTV-ready TVs, correct?) Also, I don’t need on-board decoding as that will be handled by the receiver. Priorities are picture quality and CD sound quality. Unless you all steer me in a different direction, the top contenders seem to be: - Panasonic DVD-RV32 - Panasonic DVD-RP56 (clearance sale puts it within budget) - Pioneer DV-353 - Sony DVPNS315 - Sony DVPNS415 (looks same as 315 but with "video pass through", whatever that is.) - Toshiba SD2800 Both Panasonic models are on close out so I imagine they're about to be replaced. Anyone have early scoop on the new Panny models? I’ve heard the picture on the Sonys are a bit "soft", is that true? Also, the Sonys use 96Khz DACs for audio vs. 192Khz DACs on some of the others. In a mid-fi setup, would I hear a difference? Is the infamous chroma bug still crawling around or are all new players free of this now? I've heard lower end Pioneers should be avoided, true? If I jumped up in price $100 and went with a Denon, Marantz, Onkyo player, would I see/hear a difference? Any of your thoughts and recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks much in advance!