problems with MTS HD quality in Winnipeg
I am having similar issues. Got MTS HD service just before Christmas and the picture quality on HD channels is not nearly as good as I expected. I understand that it will not be as sharp as a Blu-ray movie, but some programs (like 24, for example) actually look better on my old 27" CRT than the new 46" HD set. Grainy picture, pixellation, fuzzy background, blurry foreground images...very frustrating. Everything is connected with HDMI cables and I've compared the 720p and 1080i settings on the set-top box. BD movies look incredibly good, and certain programs like hockey or football games tend to be very good most of the time as well. But the picture quality is very inconsistent and I find that in general, often I'm sitting there paying more attention to the flaws in the picture quality than to the actual show I'm watching. Not sure this is really an improvement over the old digital service on the CRT set.