I bought a JVC progressive scan DVD player to hook up to my Toshiba 57" RPTV. I've noticed that when it's in interlaced mode that the picture looks pretty sharp. The TV's sharpness setting was at 25%. When I go into progressive mode, the picture looks quite a bit softer. I have to turn the sharpness up to about 40% for the resolution to look as good as on interlaced. Is this normal for progressive scan? I kind of prefer the progressive picture because it somehow looks "cleaner" than interlaced. I mean, it looks more like what I see on a smaller tube TV, just less noise or grain in the picture in my opinion, I just don't like it to look too soft. When I increase the sharpness it makes up for the softer picture somewhat. I was just wondering if other people had noticed this effect. Not sure if it makes any difference in this discussion, but my contrast is at 42% and brightness at 57% when watching DVDs. Also, while I'm on the subject...when you use a progressive player, the line doubler in the TV no longer makes any difference, is that right? So if a person spent like $6,000 on a Pioneer Elite because the line doubler is supposed to such great shakes, would using a progressive DVD player defeat the purpose of spending all that money(for DVDs anyway)? Thanks.