KV-32HS420 And Pioneer DV-578A Problem

The player is hooked up using component cables to the Sony. I have had zero problems till yesterdays release of Alien VS Predator. It will NOT play using the progressive mode. I have to change the player to interlace to prevent the video portion from hanging up at the same point during the 20th Century intro to the main feature. I’ve tried three different disks. Sony and Pioneer blame each other and the “techs” at Best Buy are atrocious. There is no firmware update for the Pioneer.

And we are talking about the original disks, not back-ups. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. I would take my 12 gauge to the setup if my Cat didn’t like to sleep on top of it so often…

I would VERY much appreciate any feedback/suggestions!