I have NTL cable digital just installed (upgraded from their analgue system),and I must say, im not very impressed with the compression artifacts im seeing. Im wondering if anyone has noticed this..and indeed if Sky Digital has the same problems. When a large colour gradient appears on screen, the colours are 'banded' (like a 16bit image) This looks TERRIBLE!!! Also, just to finish me off, I was watching a Discovery channel programme on Tornados last night, and on large moving images, theres compression artifacts!! (blockiness etc) Its like watching a REALLY poor DVD...very very disapointing. Im not sure if its just NTL, or maybe my connection, but it happens on all channels all of the time, and of course, now I notice it, I cant stop looking for it..god thats annoying. Is this the future?