Looking into DVI, I recently tried a quality DVD recorder with a DVI output. I would like any input to my comments relative to the feasibility of my findings. Progressive scan is not available to a DVI output, so which is supposedly better, DVI or component with progressive scan? Also, progressive scan did not seem to be available to a PAL DVD. When the progressive scan button was hit when the DVD player was set to PAL the DVD player would shift to NTSC mode to apply progressive scan to the PAL DVD. Also, when a PAL DVD, which is supposed to be 60 Hz, was playing my HDTV screen displayed 50 Hz. Isn't that inconsistent? Also when using a receiver, I think DVI is much better than HDMI because I can send the video signal directly to the HDTV and the audio signal directly to the receiver for distribution. I am after the best possible overall picture on my good quality 50 inch HD plasma screen. So what is best, HDMI, DVI, VGA, component, component with progressive scan, PAL or NTSC. Same question given a home recorded DVD off of paid television programming whose decoder box only has analog audio and S-VHS video. My receiver has Neo-6 and that audio setting truly does remarkable things with the sound I get on the recorded DVDs via RCA analog connections. Surely I am not the only one with these concerns.