I got a Philips DirecTv w/ Tivo a couple of weeks ago and like it very much, except I'm having some audio/video issues that I don't know if anything can be done about or it's just how it is. I've tried looking at the tivocommunity forums but wasn't able to find the answer to my questions. 1. I get random sound pops when watching programs. There'll be pops in the audio with no distortion of the video. These pops get recorded in the stream, as in if you rewind they're in the same place. There is no change in the video, just short bursts of audio noise. It seems to be worse on locals but occurs on all channels. It happens randomly, sometimes several dozen in a half hour, sometimes none for hours. I get similar audio pops often after fast fowarding/rewinding/changing tuners. 2. Often times the audio has a very over-compressed and tinny/watery sound. This is especially noticable on music channels. I'm using the RCA outputs. I've tried both and I've tried connecting them to both my TV and receiver and still get the problem. Again, seems worse on locals. 3. The video has much more pixelation that I expected. Sometimes it will be almost unnoticible, just a slightly soft picture, however on some channels (MTV2 especially) it can get almost unwatchable. My signal strength is coming in at about 95 on both tuners I'm not sure if this is just the way it is or if something is wrong with my receiver/dvr unit or the installation (which was professionally installed). Any answers would be appreciated.