So I've got my Hitachi 42pd3000 (for £3000 from JL - thanks folks!) hanging on my living room wall and I need some advice on improving the picture quality please. I've got an old Yamaha DVD and a Telewest Digital box (yeah, I know. Seemed like a good idea at the time...) going into it, and the picture from both is pretty good - but doesn't quite have that 'wow' factor that I expected after the demos. Light bits are nice and light, dark bits are nice and dark, but the in-between bits look a bit, well, a bit 'snowy'. I watched the 1st few scenes from LOTR and it looked fantastic - apart from, for example, the wooden supports in Bilbo's house(?) They seemed a bit, like I say, 'snowy'. All the menus from the Telewest box are crystal clear, and everythings going via RGB not composite. I can see some of the artifacts from rubbish channels and that doesn't bother me. I'm a bit concerned about this 'snowy-ness' though. I think I can see some dot crawl on the DVD menus (but I might just be making that up because I don't really know what dot crawl is). Anyway, do you think it could be as simple as 'buy some decent scart cables', or something more fundamental? I might try component video from a new DVD player (and please, for goodness sake, I don't want to start another prog. scan / ALIS rant) to see if that makes any difference. Any help much appreciated.