I'm in Melbourne also (Suntree) and my PQ is excellent. MAybe you need a service call? I am talkin g about PQ of HD channels though. I have a 61" Sony that beats everything I've seen, plus I've had it properly tuned by a technician at a cost of $300. That's not HD is it? I don't get those channels but I have never had one second of pixilation./macroblocking, either in Cocoa Beach or Melbourne, either in SD or HD. Simply not rrue. Brighthouse adds no compression to what is delivered to them. Most do though, and I believe that is the problem with the DTV picture. Their bitrate is also larger than DTV's, I believe.. I agree. That';s why me, and a lot of others are looking elsewhere for our HD service. I Most of the graininess comes from very large tv's versus the smaller ones we used to have. The smaller the picture the better it looks; The pixels are closer together. But bitrate contributes also and I have heard that DTV has reduced teirh bitrate to unacceptable PQ levels.