I have just noticed a problem on my Apple TV and am not sure whether it's an issue with the device itself, the HDMI cable I'm using or something else. When I playback films from iTunes, I am starting to notice a number of white specks show up in the black background that often starts a film. Once the film gets going, I don't notice these as much but that may have something to do with the lighter and more dynamic background. I'm playing back on a 50" Pioneer plasma connected via HDMI at 1080i HD. I have checked to see if I get the same issue with TV shows, videos etc and the same thing happens - a series of v small white dots appear on the screen, seemingly at random but there are two vertical distinct lines of widely spaced tiny dots, one about a quarter of the way in from the right hand side, the other a similar distance in from the left hand side. The white spots do not appear when I am in the menu system, despite the background being completely black. Anybody got any ideas?