I have a "Philips DVP642 dvd video player progressive scan'. this is how its worded on the front panel of the player. I think I bought it back in 1998 or 1999 at Circuit City. Back then Progressive Scan Component video hook-ups were not available on 90% of the Tube Tv's that the store sold. I paid about 220.00 dollars for it. It does not have a HDMI connection in the back of the player. It does have Component video. The main question I have for everyone is this: How does my progressive scan dvd Compare to a Progressive Scan dvd with an Hdmi connection? I have my DVD connected to a Philips 42 plasma integrated digital, Plasma WXGA Panel, 1024 x 768p, with Pixel Plus Progressive Scan, 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down, Active Control, contrast ratio 10000:1 .Model 42PF5321D/37. I bought this at Sams club in summer 2006. The 2nd thing I was wondering was: Why do all the dvd movies I watch on my old player look just as great as Cable HD-Channels . Universal HD and HDNet Movies . IS HD-DVD just the smae as Progressive Scan?