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Anyways, Is it me or has the picture quality of ESPN HD/ESPN 2 HD deteriorated this year? This is especially noticed when football (both college & NFL). It seems like the grass is always moving or "swimming" and the crowd in the background seems to be a blurred, distractive mess. I don't know if it has to do with my cable company or not trying to pack in more HD per qam or not, but the picture quality seemed better a year ago. What leads me to believe that its not the cable company is that commercials, ads, studio shows, and highlights look great on ESPN HD & ESPN 2 HD.