Hey all, this problem a dumb post but I'll give it a shot. I recently had to return my Toshi SD-5980 because it was having a severe color banding issue over 1080i. I was pretty disappointed because I like Toshiba and was pretty impressed with the PQ that the 5980 could give but I just couldn't put up with the color banding and I couldn't solve it. Anyways, I decided to downgrade and got myself a simple progressive scan player to replace the Tosh. Upscaling is nice but on a 30" HD display I think that I can save a little money and just enjoy progressive scan, I am after all coming from a smaller analog set using composite connections. I'd like to check with you all though and see that I got my new player coonfigured correctly because I'm a little confused about how this thing seems to be handling widescreen discs and I'm not sure if what I'm seeing is the normal operation. I have my new player (Sony DVP-NS50P) connected to my television (Toshiba 30HF85) via component on the "Clorstream HD" input. The player is set for 16:9 in the screen options and I've enabled progressive scan (Auto) using the button provided on the front. The television is set to do 540p and I've set it for "film" rather than "video" therefore enabling my televisions 3:2 pulldown. Everything looks good to me, the only thing bugging me is how anamorphic widescreen is handled. It seems that in order to take advantage of widescreen movies properly I have to set my television's picture mode to "full" which is described in the instructions as being for 16:9 source material. "Full" mode does display anamorphic discs correctly but I'm confused as to whether or not this is how it should be. To elaborate a little bit, on my SD-5980 that I just returned it didn't allow me to change picture settings it just went straight to widescreen and would give me an error message if I tried to change picture modes on the Tv while watching a DVD, on this new Sony though it seems as if the process is a little more manual and I have to tell the Tv what mode to be in. I also find it odd that I'm still able to select picture modes on my Tv while watching a widescreen disc, I was under the impression that the picture modes can distort what you're seeing and degrade video quality. Is what I'm seeing normal or is something defective or configured improperly? perhaps everything is working fine and it's just a side-effect of me coming from a different player? Thanks.