I currently have a Pioneer DV-525. And, I haven't experienced any problems since the day I purchased it (January 25, 2000). It gets used almost every night at least (sometimes watching two films at a time). Is it really necessary for me to upgrade to a $300.00 DVD player? Would I get a better picture using just the interlaced output (no capability for progressive scan at this time) from a more expensive player? Just how much of a better picture would it be? Keep in mind that I bought the Pioneer DV-525 for only $220.00 at Best Buy and it still outputs an excellent picture to my Sony WEGA KV-32FV27. I have the upgrade-itis bug (thinking what I'd like to do with my tax refund) but I'm also thinking it may not be practical to upgrade at this point in time. I plan on getting either a Mits 55807 or a Tosh 57HX81 sometime in the next six months, so upgrading now probably won't be beneficial. Current models that I'm thinking of upgrading to: Toshiba SD4700 (can get a cool discount from where I work) Sony NS700P (or the NS715P if it's being released this June) What do you guys think?