A couple months ago, I bought my first TV ever, and a DVD player to go along with it. For the TV I got a Toshiba 26HF84 26" (16:9, HD-ready) which I like a lot. For the DVD player, I let the salesman convince me that it was worth spending the extra money on a Toshiba SD-V592, because it up-converts and has HDMI out. For recent movies, DVDs look great on this setup: clear and sharp. However, for anything older, the picture has very discernable noise: solid colors look pixelated on surfaces like human skin. Also, when a scene fades to black, the black is spotted with slightly lighter squares throughout the picture. I have two questions: 1. Is this to be expected when viewing DVDs on a HD-ready TV? I have never watched older DVDs on another HDTV besides mine. 2. Is there any hope that a firmware upgrade for the DVD player in the future could make this better? Unfortunately, I didn't really decide this was a problem until after the return policy had expired for it. I'll have to be more careful next time. Beware of the SD-V592!