Were you actually watching HD material? I have also noticed that VM boxes can be pretty awful at rendering HD properly and sometimes cannot see significant differences on a friend's large screen major make set. Well on my old Panasonic the HD channels were very clear form the Virgin box and same on our LG LCD upstairs so can't be the box. I also find that the picture is very cloudy, as though the backlight is too strong which results in the picture looking washed out. Will try that other stuff out though see if it improves it. It did confuse me as the 3D content looks great and is def a clear HD quality yet when I watched the basic HD versions it wasn't as good. Thanks for the hint, hope it works.