I have a philips 32pf9986 lcd tv with dvi in and a marantz dvd 9500 with HDMI out. When i connect the dvd to the lcd using s-video, the pictures are sharp,vibrant and simply fantastic. However, when i connect the dvd using HDMI to the LCD tv the pictures look dull,less sharp, but very clean and devoid of any picture noise. Upscaling the picture to 720p and 1080i, improves the pictures, but i still feel there is room for improvement. OK. I must confess, the HDMI-DVI cable i am using was bought on ebay for just £10. Could the cheap cable affect the picture quality that much and would you recomend a high quality hdmi-dvi cable ? Any comments will be appreciated.