I love watching my TV shows on HD, and I use VLC for this. My problem is that VLC is much more stable than MPlayer, but it decodes the video with a lot of artifact on the screen. Mplayer might not make it through the file, but it renders a MUCH smoother picture. I'm torn. Either I crash in the middle of the show, or contend with artifacts throughout the show. Anybody else experiencing this? What's your solution? I've been playing with deinterlacing options, but it's not helping much.