Finally got the SO to go for HDTV and have narrowed it down to the Philips 55pp9701 ($2699 Costco) or the Mits WS-55819 ($2999). Leaning twords the Philips after hearing of incredible HD images, but have a few concerns. I have seen a few posts about progressive DVD players not syncing correctly, is this a per unit problem or across the boards? Does the philips have significantly fewer zoom options than the Mits? And finally at the local Circuit city the Philips image looked jagged compared to the Mits with an analog signal. Would this be resolved with Digital Cable/dss/direct tv, or is this a problem with non-progressive images on this set. Appreciate any info and opinions you could offer.