Hi I very recently got a Sky+ box and have not had satellite before. I currently feed a projector [WXGA 1368*768] with the output from a HTPC and a nebula digital freeview card. The picture is very good - even on a 100" picture. There are no visible problems with the picture. So. Now I have a pioneer PDP-43XE1 plasma currently fed via S-video from a Sky+ box. THe plasma is an XGA panel at 1024*768. I have no issues with the PQ using DVD but using Sky+ , the picture quality is quite good but I can definitely see some mpeg artifacts occasionally - they seem to happen more on 'Sky one' than on the movie channels. Likewise, if the picture is stationary, the detail on people's faces seems better than when they are moving (Again - this is on Sky one - not so noticeable on the movie channels). Is this just a function of the source material, and if so, is it going to yield only tiny improvements trying to improve things? Things I believe I could do to improve quality (in order of expense) 1. feed the plasma via a JS RGB->VGA convertor and ditch the S-video connection. 2. feed the plasma via RGB into a sweetspot card in a HTPC and use Dscaler. 3. Feed plasma via RGB into a lumagen or iScan HD+ scaler. 4. Modify sky+ box to SDI and feed plasma via SDI into a lumagen scaler. I imagine all these things would improve things if I were seeing noise or other scaling problems. However, what I think I'm seeing is mpeg compression artifacts - I suppose they might be compounded by additional de-interlacing and scaling artifacts introduced by the plasma's S-video input. What I see is on some moving objects, the occasional 'false edge' around it. Its usually very subtle and very quick and you tend to notice it if you're looking for it. I've seen the same thing on low bit-rate mpeg films on the computer. What do people think? Is it possible to get a consistent picture from Sky across all the channels? (I'm not interested in the sports channels by the way) or is the bandwidth just a bit low so I'm basically just trying to make a silk purse from a sows ear? Is (1) above going to give ANY improvement? Is it worth trying the HTPC route (some reviews using sweetspot people have been disappointed) is it worth using a scaler if the source material contains mpeg noise? is the return from moving to SDI too small to warrant the cost? Views appreciated.