I know that sounds a little odd, but my display is an older SD Loewe Aconda. The Aconda has a good internal deinterlacer and doesn't play well with a progressive scan player through the component inputs. What I'm looking for is a quality player for around $500 or less that will output 480i through component and work well with DVD-R and DVD+R DL. My older Denon DVD-1000 is having trouble reading many of the discs in my collection (including Video Essentials and STAR WARS) and I'll need a replacement soon. All-region capable wouldn't be bad either. I've read about the Oppo DV971H and it certainly sounds like it has the features I might want, but the reviews of the interlaced component signal haven't been stellar (one review said it wouldn't pass blacker than black on the pluge test). Does anyone know how the Oppo's interlaced picture might compare with my old Denon? And does anyone know of another player(s) that might meet my needs? Thanks for any advice!