I've been lurking around on the board for about a month now and have learned quite a bit about HT, but this is my first post. 1--I understand the chroma bug and all that anamorphic jazz, but what exactly is the flicker bug? I haven't been able to find an explanation in any threads yet. 2--It has been made quite clear that only HDTVs and HD ready TVs will accept progressive scan DVD signals, but a friend of mine (not me, I swear) has come across a TV, Panasonic CT-27SX31 that the electronics store has claimed will support progressive scan, while at the same time it is not HDTV. Is this possible, or is this individual lying? 3--I'm looking for a cheap (under $300) DVD player, and so far, as soon as I narrow it down to something, I find more players that are supported by everyone here. I've been thinking about the Panny RP56/62/82, JVC XVS502SL, 500bk, the 75GD or 70bk, but I sure am stumped, there seems to be too much to choose from. What should I get? Prog. Scan and component out are musts, as is MP3 playback. DVD-A or SACD is not necessary, but of course nice, and the ability to play DVD-R+ is also necessary, as I will be burning many many DVDs when I get a chance. So, what meets these criteria without the dreaded chroma bug or any other major issues? Thanks in advance for any answers and help.