i may not be using the correct wording. perhaps pixelization fits ? you know when you got too close to the big screen at the movie theater, you saw all sorts of "flicker" ? that is what i am talking about. on the tv shows, the first couple of seasons of leave it to beaver had it. the htf's said it was on the indoor scenes. but i am finding out one thing. it seems like the newer movies do not have anywhere near as much of it. i just watched courage under fire and sleeping with the enemy tonight. both are in the 90s, but i think they are still on film. and harry met sally yesterday. is it that the type of film is better ? or simply because it is a lot newer, and not as much degradation has occurred ? in any case, i am still thrilled to see these movies with so much clarity. i had never seen courage or sleeping until tonight.