I have an older, but very good Hitachi non-progressive player. I hooked it up via component cabels and the picture is very good. I have a Mits 55413. I was ecstatic because I figured the picture from a progressive player would be even better. I ran out and bought an entry level progressive scan Sony. Much to my dismay the picture was grainy. Not bad mind you but not as good as the Hitachi. Can a very good non-progressive scan player outperform a cheap one with progressive scan?