This is probably going to sound like a strange question, but I seriously need help. By the way, this is my first post in this forum. I recently bought a 42" Toshiba widescreen TV and the salesperson suggested I also buy a progressive scan DVD player in order to take full advantage of the HDTV. I bought the JVC XV-N50. After I tested several of my DVDs on it, I was rather annoyed at the "jerkiness" of certain titles. After reading about progressive scan, 3-2 pulldown, and the inherent problem with titles that are shot on film and edited on video, I see now what the problem is. Overall, I'm not pleased with progressive scan. Sure, it works great on theatrical releases, but many of my DVDs are documentaries, television programs, and titles that combine sources from film AND video. It's annoying to the point that I can't enjoy any of my DVDs because I find myself looking for the noticable "combing" effects or "jerky" motion that I occasionally see. The one great thing about the JVC though is that it automatically adjusts the aspect ratio for you. In the set-up, it allows you to choose "16:9 Auto" or "16:9 Normal." With "Normal", the DVD player adjusts the aspect ratio for video source material. When I'm watching a DVD that is video source or a TV show, it puts black bars on the sides (where the grey bars would normally be). Personally, I hate the grey bars so this is preferable to me. My solution to the progressive problem was to buy an additional DVD player, a non-progressive player with component outputs. The Sony DVP-NS325. Basically, I alternate between the two players depending on the source material of the title. However, the non-progressive player DOES NOT have the feature that automatically adjusts the aspect ration for video source material. I have to adjust that on the TV. I set the TV to normal mode and have to deal with the grey bars on the side (which I hate). So here's my question: Is there a non-progessive DVD player out there which will adjust the aspect ratio automatically? I hate the grey bars! They're too bright! I want to leave my TV in full mode and let the DVD player size the image properly for TV source material so that it sticks BLACK bars on the side. Like I said, I love watching theatrical releases in their original aspect ratio, but I also prefer TV or video titles in their original aspect ratio as well. I've tried several DVD players out there and none of them would do it so I had to return them. Does this make sense? Am I the only one out there who is this picky? Thanks for any help you can offer!