Finally made the jump to widescreen and progressive scan and was wondering if my experience is anything like others' in the past. Admittedly, I am probably sitting just a little to close to my 30" Philips direct-view than is proper, but I am still a bit disappointed in the way many DVD's look. Some, like "Fifth Element" remain truly reference quality and my jaw drops upon seeing them. With others, the results have not been as spectacular. I agree that 480p DOES make the image more "film like," i.e., no scan lines. But it also seems that with anything but the latest, greatest releases, going wide has its cons as well. Older films, "The Right Stuff" comes to mind, which looked very sharp (but small) on my Sony 27" Trinitron now look merely like blown-up versions of regular broadcast t.v. Certainly makes one appreciate a truly well-done DVD.