I just signed up for D* again, I switched to cable a few years ago because of PQ issues. I have heard the D*'s PQ has really improved, but I was at a friends house tonight and noticed that his HD looked pretty bad. There was, what appeared to be, a lot of compression artifacts in the picture, especially in areas with solid colors. I noticed that things like people's faces would lose detail and get fuzzy. It started to concern me that I made a mistake in ordering D*, but then I noticed that it was also present in the OTA feeds and in the guide menus. This leads me to believe it's one of two things, the TV or the DVR, not D*'s picture. He has a older 720p Toshiba plasma and an HR21. So the question is, could these artifacts be produced by the DVR or is it more likely that the plasma just has a poor picture?