I mentioned this in another thread, but I'm also gonna mention it here. I hooked this player up last night and even though 480i looked fine, the 480p image was UNWATCHABLE.
It looks to be an extremely noisy image. At best, there is what looks like white pixie dust all over the image, except for the white parts which are laden with black pixie dust.
Also, the gamma setting on the player changes this effect drastically. Going from 0 to +1 would change it slightly, then going to +2 would seem to create a negative of the image, much like a film negative.
The disc being played seems to make no difference, you see this effect even when the player is in stop mode. Changing the True Life setting doesn't help either, I've tried it on zero and well as several positive values.
For the record, this player is connected directly to a Hitachi 57UWX20B RPTV with a 4m (maybe too long?) Monster 2 component cable.