I got to check out my mom's new Hitachi 57" Widescreen HDTV this past Christmas. As soon as I turned it on for the first time I noticed how crappy it looked. The Dish Network broadcasts really looked pixlized and grainy. And watching DVD's wasn't much better. You could definitely see the grainy effect. I tried to mess around with the settings, but I didn't waste much time. I just don't know anything about these types of TV's. I do know that it shouldn't look that unclear. I'm not sure what the model number is, but I believe its the model that goes for $2,999 dollars at Sears. It's not a calibration problem, is it?