I just received my RP-82 yesterday from Crutchfield. After some initial setup with Video Essentials and Avia, I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with it's de-interlacing capabilities. Much better than my first progressive scan attempt, an early model Denon 2800. As I am learning the various adjustments that can be made, I have come across a few questions that the manual doesn't offer much help for. 1) Which transfer mode should be used? The manual says "Auto 1 (normal): for viewing film material. Auto 2: for viewing film material (the same as Auto 1, but able to convert 30-frame-per-second progressive video). Video: for video material." I think I should use Auto 2, right? 2) Where should the 3 MPEG DNRs be set for least amount of digital altering of video? I'm not sure if I'll ever use them. 3) Do the various cinema modes help or hurt the overall picture? I'm inclined to believe that they will artificially distort the picture like the DNRs noted above. This is a great player and I'm excited to watch all my old movies on it. I had an A-110 that was slowly dying on me, no more CD playing, freeze in the middle of an unscratched movie that worked fine when I bought it and still works on my computer. It really helps my TV, Sony 32xbr400, shine. Thanks for your help, Mike P.S. I am the same person with the same post on AVSForum. I'm just hoping for quicker help by posting on both sites.