OK, I just setup my first HT system and am confused. With Pioneer Elite DV47a dvd player sending component video signal directly to 4:3 Sony 40xbr700, I'm getting better picture (sharper, less artifacts, proper sizing, etc) when I set the Pioneer DV47a to 16:9 (Wide as opposed to Compressed) as TV size and Interlaced instead of Progressive as output signal. When I switch to Progressive, picture jumps to full screen and is stretched and duller, if I select 16:9 Compressed, it looks exactly that: compressed. I've played around with the Sony interlaced versus progressive setup as well, but can't beat the Interlaced/16:9 Wide setup from the Pioneer. I know something must be up, but as a newbie I just can't figure it out. Frankly, the picture as stated is great, but I can't believe the Progressive isn't better. What's up???