Greetings! Well here's my wonderful question to ponder, rant, dismiss or spell correct at your leisure: "Is a Progressive DVD all pretty much the same picture wise or is there a distinct difference? Am I only paying mind to asthetics and functions like that neat little bell and whistle?" I am getting a progressive player to go with my yet to be determined HD ready TV (Toshiba most likely or a Sony or Hitachi). For wacky reasons I can only get (read *** bottom if you care why) a JVC ($300ish), Hitachi($300ish), Panasonic ($350ish) or the new Sony ($400ish) coming in (all Canadian funds, thought it was a lot didn't you!). I know I know, no model numbers, arn't I evil. Well as you see there's a varience in pricing. Sooooo...? Any thoughts? Opinions? Good Thai Red Curry Chicken Bowl recipes? Thanks! Peter *** I had a defect on my 1+ yr old Sony Player and the dept store I bought it from offered to replace it with a new one (woohoox1) and I asked if I could upgrade and pay the difference to a progressive. They aggreed (woohoox2).