I have just watched the rental release of the THE MATADOR DVD and the movie played "jumpy", as if skipping some frames throughout, and the dreaded, venetian blind-like effect of interlaced video reared its ugly head here and there. I have an admittedly mid-to-low range Pioneer player, set to progressive video output, hooked through component to my Sony CRT HDTV KD-34XBR970, also set to progressive video with 3:2 pulldown, and this setup has never given me this kind of problems. Strangely enough, all online reviews I have found for this DVD agree on its picture quality; but then again, they list several extra features not included on the rental disc, so it seems they are different releases. Could it be that the rental release was coded as interlaced video instead of progressive? Because, as soon as I set both my TV and DVD player to interlaced, the issue vanished (although then image went waaaay softer, and blacks turned much less solid, almost grayish – I did not know switching from progressive to interlaced affected contrast and hue). It is not really a big issue, but I would like to know what's the deal here.