I can't look at this problem anymore. I have DirecTV in my main living room and in my bedroom. In my living room where I have a 64 inch widescreen hdtv I do not have this problem. It is in my upstairs bedroom where I just upgraded everything that I am having the problem. I bought a 27 inch JVC I-Art tv, a Panasonic dvd recorder and had DirecTV put in my bedroom. I know it is not the tv because dvd's look okay. It is when I am watching satellite where I see all this compression and digital artifacts. The picture just looks terrible and unreal. Especially on dark or black scenes. Do you think it can be a problem with the receiver itself? The DirecTV receiver in my bedroom is a Hughes, the one in my living room is an RCA. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem? Thanks.