A few Q's for all you technophiles out there:
What is progressive-scan, and why would I want it?
Is it a DVD player feature only, or does it require a special TV, too?
Which players/TVs do you know of that have this feature and are reasonably priced(read: inexpensive but not bottom-of-the-barrel)?
I don't have DVD yet, so I want to buy the right player the first time. Well, I do have DVD on my laptop, but I've only used it to watch a couple movies, and it's harder for more than one person to watch, too. Also, I only have a 27" TV, and my entertainment center can hold up to about a 32" TV (tight fit in width). Anyway, I heard about progressive-scan and heard it produced a higher-quality image. My wife won't let me get/keep a DVD player if I hook it up and she can't tell enough difference between VHS and the DVD. Yeah yeah, short leash, but she's got a point. The only other thing that would change her mind is if DVD rentals were cheaper than or had titles that were unavailable on VHS, and the DVD player is $100 or less.
Thanks for you help!