I've had my RPTV for about two weeks, I was fairly satisfied with my directv viewing (some channels looked better than others)..That was making me go crazy. I always had the remote in my hand making adjustments depending on what channel I was on. So I did the following : 1st: I cut all of the excess directv RG6 CABLE I had (about 10 ft). 2nd: I downgraded from s-video to composite !! The difference is almost night and day...Try it, I couldn't believe it.