Listen, I know Best Buy bashing has been the rage on this forum and I usually don't chime in on this matter because I realize most BB employees are just kids trying to make a buck or save some money on music or stereo equipment but I had an interesting occurance today at BB after reading the Toshiba 4800/Panny RP-82 thread kicking around. I thought the Toshiba fit the bill for what I was looking for in my next player so I wanted to see what BB was selling it for as well as check out the build quality and see if it had a coaxial digital output (it does). Actually, it looked like a winner. As I was looking at it, a BB employee (about a 18 year old girl) came up to me. This was the interaction... BB: "Looking at the Toshiba". Me: "Yeah, just looking around." BB: "Do you have a high definition TV?" Me: "No, not yet." BB: "Are you planning to get one within a month of buying this player?" Me: "No, I won't be going HDTV until early or mid 2003, after I buy my house. Not sure if I'm going to go with a big screen TV, or get a projector and screen." BB: "Well, then you shouldn't consider this player as it puts out a progressive scanned picture that will not work well with your regular, non HDTV set. We've had a lot of returns with progressive scan players from people like yourself without the proper equipement." Me: "You do know that every progressive scan player can also output an interlaced signal, right?" BB: (stands there dumbfounded) Me: "See this switch on the back of the player that has P/I? All you do is switch it over to I to output an interlaced signal so you can use it with regular TV's...or if you have an enternal line doubler or plan to use your TV's doubler." BB: "Wow, I was told to NEVER sell a progressive scan unit to anyone without HDTV. How do you know so much?" Me: "It's kinda my thing. I love this stuff." Now listen, I can understand when a BB employee doesn't know the latest about scaling or zoom features or the difference between anamorphic or non-anamorphic. However, when they tell sales associates NOT to sell a product to people who can still use it, they really shoot themselves in the foot. It was almost comical.