Hello, A few weeks ago, I purchased a multi-region capable dvd player from www.j-list.com. It was the CH-DVD 500 model from CYBER HOME. Upon its arrival I eagerly hooked it all up and was a little disapointed with the picture quality via the component connection. It says that it's progressive-scan capable but upon popping in my region 2 edition of THEY LIVE, which is anamorphic, the picture looked fine for the most part except during scenes with gunfire and flashing lights. The video then would either cut out altogether or become scrambled and unwatchable. It's hard to describe, but I was wondering if the player may need a firmware upgrade. On the back it says the manufacturing date was August 2002. Playing my region 1 discs seem to work fine for the ones I've tried. The player does run THEY LIVE properly with no picture problems at all when I use the S-Video connection however. Does anyone have any experience with this type problem or brand name? Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Marty.