You must have one of the older Mits. I have a 57" 1080p Mits (57732), and I have zero blurring issues. Regarding the HDNet test patterns, information on that can be found in the link below. http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=74738 Your set is displaying everything at 1080p through upconversion or (sometimes after upconversion from the Dish receiver) de-interlacing. I bet if you had a 70" display, you would notice the difference in details between 720p and 1080i/p more easily. Below 65", it's not that easy to tell. 1080i may be broadcast de-interlaced, but it is rarely displayed that way unless you have a CRT or one of those weird Hitachi plasmas. ======= The best advice given in this thread is to set your output to what looks best to you on your display. :up: One thing I have noticed that the Dish (211 and 622) receivers are poor upscalers. When I'm settling in for a day of college football from ESPN, Fox Sports Net, Big 10, etc., unless I'm hitting CBS, ABC (Austin affiliate is 1080i) or NBC, I set my receiver's output to 720p. It has nothing to do with de-interlacing artifacts. It's just that the upconversion is better with my displays. I do the same when viewing "American Idol" on Fox.