I have a 100Hz TV connected via RGB scart to a Freeview box. On occasion, I get smearing effects which, if my (limited) understanding is correct, is an interaction between the processing in the TV and the degree of compression used in the digital signal. Now, lets get to the dumb question I promised in the subject line. I realise that much of the problem is nothing to do with the Freeview box, as the artefacts can vary from channel to channel and program to program. But (here it comes) does the processing that goes on in the box play any role at all? My Freeview box is the original Pace box - the half-moon shaped beast. Is it at all possible that I could upgrade the decoder and see at least some alleviation of the smearing problem on the 100Hz TV? Or am I talking complete balls?