I purchased my home in 2013, which had a home theater and THE best home theater equipment installed...back in 2000. Needless to say, I had to update the majority of the equipment for modern technology. I had a local home theater shop install and calibrate my new projector, which is a Sony VPL-HW50ES. Long story short, I have been a little disappointed in the overall image quality when watching rented or purchased on-demand movies. The images are not very crisp and the blacks do not have the depths I was hoping for. I wanted to get the opinion of this wonderful forum if my expectations were too high for this projector or if my setup or home theater components could be causing the less-than-adequate image quality. Setup: Sony HW50ES Projector Elite Screen, Sable Frame, AcousticPro 1080P2 - 100-inch, 16:9 Marantz Pre-Amp AV7701 Verizon Fios Fios to Pre-Amp: Amazon High Speed HDMI with Ethernet Pre-Amp to Projector: Monster 16' 1000HD HDMI Note about the house coax wiring: The main feed goes from my Verizon hub into a six-way coax splitter; the hub is is about 20 yards/60 feet from the splitter as the crow flies (doesn't factor in up the walls and around corners). The projector set top box is only a few feet away from the cable splitter. I know my projector won't have the crispness that a high-end flat-screen will have, but for the original price, I was hoping that the image would be better. I do know that some home theater experts recommend Blu-Ray over cable; I am expecting that to be a secondary reason for the quality of the imagery. So, it is my projector, cable box, or am I just crazy? Thank you for your input!