Hey all, So I finally took the jump to an HDTV. I am an avid TV series fan, and felt that watching my weekly programs in HD would be a great treat, and it is - for the most part. The only thing is, I bought a realatively cheap TV. I got a 42" RCA 1080p LCD HDTV from wal-mart, because I found it on sale for a price that was hard to refuse. My plan all along was to get a specific Vizio TV that I had been researching for some time, but I could not resist the impulse buy. Now I know I should not set my expectations too high for this TV. It is manufactured by TTE Technology in Mexico, and I could find little about the TV online. What I did find was a general distaste for RCA HDTV's from the HDTV community. This concerns me. So I get the cable hooked up through component from an Cox HDTV box and fire her up. After a few days of heavy watching, including football all day Sunday, and various shows on primetime - Heroes, House, Fringe - I have a few observations: 1. I see problems with faces. While most other things are crisp, skin tones are often pixelated and muddy. I also see little detail in people's eyes. 2. Motion blur. On primetime programming - not so much on the football - there is a good amount of blur that occurs during quick or sudden movements. This is evident much of the time, although I don't know if I'm looking too hard. 3. Commercials look better than programming. I saw an Olive Garden commercial, and the quality was far superior to the programming I was currently watching (House). My roomates agreed with this observation. 4. I notice some hiccups during programming, on average once per primetime episode, sometimes more for SD programming. 5. SD programming looks awful. I expected this, but its pretty distracting. So I guess my question would be is this all to be expected with a budget set, or is this just a crappy TV. I am very happy with the image 75% of the time. Maybe if I played with color/brightness/contrast/tint settings, this would get better? Would HDMI look noticeably better than component? Are the differences I am seeing just differences in how each program/game is filmed? Thanks for your time and opinions!