Before when I had my old GE 20" TV hooked up to my RCA 5240P DVD through an RF modulator the picture was awful. Well, know that I upgraded the TV to a 24" Toshiba flatscreen with 16:9 compression the picture quality is immeasurably better. However, I have having some problems with video artifacts. I have my player hooked up the TV with a RadioShack evolution component video cable. In general the picture is very impressive, sharp and detailed. But in many scenes with brown/grey solid colors or surfaces I get awful results. It looks like a combination of macroblocking and film grain. At first I thought it was the discs but I get the same results on some DVDs that have very respectable transfers (LOTR:FOTR EE, AOTC, Fight Club, Black Hawk Down etc...) so I'm sure these can't be compression artifacts because they are very obvious and I've never heard these problems mentioned before. I used to get these artifacts on the old TV too but didn't think much of it, now they are worse than before. I get similar results through the composite and s-video outputs as well. So essentially I only have the DVD player left as a source of these aritfacts. Has anyone else heard of RCA DVD players imposing artifacts on the image?