First off, here is the equipment I have and how I am trying to use it. I have a Phillips 32" flatscreen. I get the coax style/cable box signal from the service provider. I use an HDMI cable from my laptop to my TV when watching movies etc., via AVI files usually. Then, the Wii is hooked up composite. My problem is that the image seems kind of grainy when watching movies and TV, either via cable or HDMI link. It is almost like there is massive compression or something because the image looks like there are a lot less pixels. Almost like there are big square chunks of image instead of fine pixels. Is this something that is common now from the cable provider? The AVI signal I can kind of expect to be lower quality. I can liuve with the AVI because I want storage space. I would think for the money, the cable input would be cleaner though. So, the reason I ask all this is I am wondering if maybe the TV itself is having issues. I've gone through all the TV settings. I am not even wure what to look up online or ask to see if I am getting lower than normal image quality. Anyone have anything to shed light on this?