I just confirmed with a Mit's tech that my WS-73903 can not take a component input from a progressive DVD player. WTF? Can anyone here with a first generation Mit's confirm or deny this? I just bought a RP-82, but won't be able to try this progressive player on the set for a least a month due to my traveling. I currently only have an interlaced player, a Pioneer DV-05. I was so excited about this until now. Mit's response was - "You have to upgrade to new technology." Upgrade? They call having to buy a new 73" TV an upgrade? Ha.