I recently had digital cable from Cablevision installed. ONLY the premium channels looked good, the rest were as bad as analog cable. I decided to return the digital box, because I can just watch DVD's when I want a good signal. SURPRISE! After removing the digital box, and putting the cable directly into my TV, almost every channel looks amazingly better. The local channels are crystal clear, with great color, etc. Most other channels (MTV, VH-1, etc.), also look very good. Is there an explanation? Does anyone know if the cable signal is manipulated from the pole for a stronger signal for digital cable? Has anyone in Cablevision land experienced this? I hope they don't come by and undo whatever they did!