The TV manual will say if it supports progressive scan. But if you don't have it, component video will still give you a nice picture.
I got a Samsung DVD player and I had to return it because I accidentally set it up as using a higher video quality than I really was, so I couldn't change the setting back since I had no video. It'* a long story....big PITA.
Use the components; but don't spend $50 or more for the cable set. I got a GE set from Target for less than $30 and the picture is great. Also, if you TV has a simulated 16x9 mode you want to set your DVD player video output format to 16x9 (widescreen). Some TV'* will take the "wider" image, and compress it down to letterbox format, the advantage is (with tv'* that support the simulated mode) you get more lines of resolution being compressed and as a result a better picture. My TV (JVC) has this mode, and I know some Sony'* do as well.
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