Hello fellow HTF fans, I just bought yesterday the hard-to-get-because-it-is-supposedly-good Marantz DV-4300 player (DVD Video only) and hooked it up to my InFocus ScreenPlay 110 (DLP) projector via component connections. When I purchased the player (Region 2) I was told from the store that this model can play progressive PAL (576p) as well as progressive NTSC (480p), the latter being the only specification on the brochures I read (the PAL progressive did not appear anywhere). My InFocus can play progressive PAL/NTSC, already tested with another DVD player. Finally, this Marantz was set region-free with some remote codes the store input themselves (don't know them!) When I played Region 1 discs, the player made the InFocus projector switch to "component HDTV" mode with 480p (NTSC) as output. I was happy as a baby--Episode II and LotR played flawlessly. But when I inserted (many) Region 2 discs (PAL) that is when the problems started. The Marantz player firmware seems buggy enough NOT to make the projector "lock" on the "component HDTV 576p" for PAL, resulting to the inability to obtain a picture. The projector was trying to lock to progressive PAL, switching between interlaced and progressive continuously, but there was nothing I could do. Then, I pressed the PAL/NTSC button on the Marantz remote, and for some reason, the PAL image was being fed to the projector as 480p, being squeezed and awful, of course. Crazy! When I switch to NON-PROGRESSIVE PAL (i.e. interlaced) the projector locks to component 576i picture with no problem. What the hell?!? Does anyone else have this Marantz DV-4300 hooked on a progressive-capable projector? Does anyone else faced problems with PAL (Region 2) discs? For some reason (mastering?) the MGM James Bond discs (Region 2) played FINE without any problem at all. Can Marantz make such a bad player? Just because it's "progressively" cheaper doesn't mean it must suck! Come one Marantz owners, don't be shy to speak out Thanks in advance!