My mom picked up Pirates of the Ca... today and is presently watching it and she is right when she says the picture is grainy and so on. She has a 65" Mitsu HD and it came with an awful unknown DVD player (via RCA no less). I just wanted to post and get replies so that my mom can read this and be assured that DVD players do, in fact, have a significant role in picture quality (component, prog. scan, etc) because she is contemplating returning it for Sony ...and that cannot happen. Thanks!