This is just to rant and rave....probably gonna send them a mail or give them a call. I just got a Dish Network Satellite TV sysytem put in. With a High Definition reciever for my big ass 52" Mitsubishi TV. I was messing with the HD channels while the guy was doing the paperwork and I asked him why the HD looked kinda crappy...he said, with a straight face, "I never thought that the HD stuff looked as good as everybody was saying". So, I asked him what kind of connections he was running. The guy hooked up the TV with standard RCA cables (2 for audio L and R, one for Video) HD signals cannot be carried on this type of connection. They need a component video cable (3 cables-R,B,G or Y,By,Ry) or a DVI computer type cable to connect the video to the TV. Then he told me that the company doesn't supply those connections. I run up to the attic and grab extra component video cables I had. Boom! Instant awesome looking broadcast!!! I mean, I could see the scrapes in the ice from the skates of a hockey game. So then, I go ahead and check the standard TV reciever and it's connections...same as before...regular RCA cables. And get this, in the bag of cables and crap that was supplied with the standard satellite receiver, there was an S-Video cable supplied. I hooked that up to my TV and Lo and Behold, a marked improvement in picture quality! So, is it the aim of Dish Net to purposfully, underwhelm their clients with bad looking TV? I can just imangine, say, if my parents wanted HD TV (and had the TV to handle it, of course)...they wouldn't know what questions to ask and what to look for and therefore be satisfied with crappy video thinking that the installer hooked it up correctly. I mean, I'm not home theater specialist, just an enthusiast. But, it seems that I knew more than this guy installing my system! What I really want to know is, are half the clients of DishNet watching inferior video signals, being unimpressed...thinking it was HD?