Just a few days ago I picked up my first DVD player. An entry level Panasonic. It lacks progressive scan and other cool functions like DVD-RAM, DVD Audio and is a pretty bare bones player. It's complete list of features can be seen here. http://www.prodcat.panasonic.com/sho...goryId=%202977 The other model I was looking at was a Hitachi player that had a real cool retro look and it supported progressive scan. My first question is, does a progressive scan player provide a better picture on a regular analog television? Will the picture look sharper, more colorful compared to the Panasonic's video output? And finally I was wondering about the s-video cable I bought. I own a Samsung 27" television with an s-video input. I purchased a crazy expensive s-video cable from acoustic research, it's called the "Master Series."