Last September, we hooked a DVD player up to our 27" Trinitron. A month later, we added five Polk speakers, a Velodyne subwoofer and an Onkyo receiver to create our "home theater". We have thoroughly enjoyed 70 or 80 movies in that time. The sound experience is really enjoyable but the weak line is that small TV screen which really gets in the way on wider aspect ratio movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" or "O Brother Where Art Thou?", for instance. So we've taken the big plunge and ordered up a 36" HD-ready Sony XBR (36XBR800). At our normal viewing distance of six and a half feet, that should be very impressive. I have a copy of Fellowship of the Ring that I'm saving to inaugurate the new, improved theater. At some point, I want to replace the Panasonic RV31 DVD player with something like an RP62 progressive scan one. I don't have a good feel for the qualitative differences between a progressive scan player versus letting the Sony's deinterlacer and 3:2 pulldown work from a 480i source. I'm quite sure that comparing one to the other there is a difference, just not "how bad" the picture will be with the TV doing the work. My question is, will I be substantially diluting the "Oh, Wow" experience of our first movie on the bigger screen by using the RV31 and letting the TV handle the pulldown, etc.? The budget for this project was $2,000 and I'm already approaching $2,800 without adding a $180 DVD player. OTOH, in for a penny in for a pound. If the 36" HD screen is going to show obvious shortcomings in the interlaced source material I'll bite one more bullet and get an RP62.