I just purchased a 55" Samsung LED TV. I have Mediacom and have been having problems with the HD picture. On certain channels it looks perfectly clear and fantastic, like any HD show on NBC, CNN, HBO, etc. etc. These come through as 1080i. But ESPN and a lot of other "HD" channels look awful, football games are very fuzzy/blurry. I've watched some ABC/ESPN HD repeat football games on the BTN, same result. It seems to be most noticeable when the camera is zoomed out from the players on the field of play, but when they zoom close up on a player the picture becomes pretty clear again. Any channels that don't look very good are reading 720. It's still HD, but I find it hard to believe this is the best quality HD ESPN has to offer. Now I can't watch any sports on NBC right now, but I assume this fall when Notre Dame/NFL comes on the games will be very good quality. Much better than ESPN. I owned a small 32" 720p TV and I didn't notice the difference of quality between channels on that TV like I do on this 55 inch. My questions for you wise ones.... 1. Does anyone else notice this difference of HD quality on a bigger 1080p TV? Whether you have Mediacom or DirecTV/Dish...is this due to NBC having better cameras or a better broadcast? I assume not. I bought the TV online, but I took a look at it in American before I watched it. I'm pretty sure they have Directv or dish wired to all their televisions. They had the Orange Bowl on dvr which was very good quality. 2. So I assume this a Mediacom issue? I know dish has better HD and I plan on switching come December. I just want to make sure its not an issue with the TV, because if it is, its going back since I purchased this mainly to watch sports. Kind of interested in FiOS TV by Verizon, but I don't think its available in the DSM area yet. Supposedly it has fantastic HD quality.