To everyone: Hello. I am new to this forum, and discovered it on a different home video forum. I have an issue that I've posted elsewhere and hope that many of you here can help me as well. While not new to electronics (I've been into audio equipment all my life), I am new to home video and am learning more everyday. I'm hoping someone can help me with my dilemma. For ten years, I watched movies on a 20-inch Zenith TV, first using a JVC VCR and then a Toshiba DVD player. I recently upgraded to a 27-inch Panasonic flat screen TV. I was considering moving all the way up to HD but will probably wait because 1) I don't have the space right now for a TV much larger than 27 inches; 2) I might move in a year or so and don't want to lug around an HD TV; and 3) I want to wait until prices drop. When playing DVDs on the flat-screen TV, the picture is generally sharp with good color. I was using my old Toshiba SD-2800 with Monster component cables. However, I noticed not only some artifacts and difficulty with 16:9 films, but the scan lines are really visible. I sit roughly about 6-7 feet from the TV (I was once told that ideal distance is roughly 5 times the height of the screen). I thought I would try a different DVD player, so I went out and picked up a Sony DVP-NS325 -- cheap and low-end, but I only have an analog TV. Still, a generally decent (but not great) picture and visible scan lines. I messed with the settings on the TV and in both DVD players but wasn't entirely satisfied with the picture. Here are my questions: 1) Given that I am using an analog TV, would upgrading to a better DVD player make a difference in the quality of the interlaced picture and in the reduction of scan lines? Or will there be little (or no) difference? I'd be willing to spend up to $300 on a DVD player if there will be a visible difference. I am giving some thought, for example, to the Denon 1600 or a similar quality DVD player -- but will only do so if members here think it's worth it. 2) IF a better DVD player will make a difference in overall picture quality, are there specific things I should look for? For example, does the power of the D/A converter matter? Are there things I should avoid? 3) The other option I have is getting a better TV as well. I can still return the Panasonic, and am considering the Sony KV-27FV310, which is their top-of-the-line analog TV in that size. Would that improve things, or would scan lines and artifacts still be visible? (The Sony does have a 16:9 enhanced mode.) I can certainly live with a less-than-perfect video image ... especially because I know I will upgrade to HD in the future. I do realize that a good progressive scan hookup would solve some of my problems, but I've decided that will have to wait. For now, it would be nice to find the best solution possible for a decent analog experience. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.