I deleted my earlier post when I figured out what I was doing wrong (Didn't realize the component cables had to plug into the TV where the HDTV decoder would plug in). What are people doing that have both a Progressive DVD player and the HDTV decoder? I only have the one set of inputs on my TV?
To answer your questions below from what I can tell so far:
1)The player itself is extremely light. I also have the 7700 and there is no comparison in weight.
2)The progressive scan picture is quite incredible. I watched Vertical Limit and the picture is outstanding.
3)The layer change seemed normal. I haven't really got to test all the features yet but one semi-cool feature (which wasn't on my other player), when you stop the DVD your playing it brings up a picture of the DVD cover (some sort of screensaver thing I guess but looks pretty cool).
4)Worth it? So far I have to say yes. Thanks to a link in another thread in this forum I purchased it from onecall.com for a grand total of $314.60. They were giving 10% off of all DVD players (regular price $349), I also used a coupon code 2001ha25 that gave an additional $25 off which covered the price they charged for FedEx 2 day shipping.