My first post so, be gentle. I have a Toshiba HDTV 56" with the new Toshiba DTC-3000 high definition satellite receiver for directv. I am using s-video for all channel viewing and component video cables for the HDTV channels 199(promo HDTV) and channel 509(HBO HD) as well as an optical cable for 5.1 sound whenever available. My high definition channels whether it is through the s-video or the component cables show increadibly perfect. Here is the question. Why are all my other channels when viewed through the s-video seem soft? The contrast and the picture seems to be grainy and at times you can see small pixelation moving back and forth. It is most noticeable whenever there is a face on the screen and you look into their cheecks/eyes. It is not by any means the large pixelations as when your signal is breaking up. I have talked to Toshiba and Directv with no solution. I am using high quality cables and tried different cable connections but, to no avail. The dish installation was done by Directv and the cable comes in about ten feet from the outside wall into the t.v. Any suggestions are appreciated. Ian B.