Originally Posted by kamgol
Thanks all for your feedback.
I have TimeWarner Cable and do have the SA8300HD box. This was the DVR that recorder it. I suppose it's possible that TWC downgraded the picture. I'll watch other HD recorded movies and update my results.
What kind of output are you using, and do you have the box set to pass-thru so it is not doing any upconverting?
I am using HDMI out of the SA8300 and set the box to HDMI/DVI AUTO, which sends the signal in its native format and allows the TV to do the upconverting. I'm not sure if this will help with your specifiv problem or not.
I'd also check the quality of the cable running to your box. How often is it split? Some people have suggested line amplifiers, although I'd be worried about this also amplifying any noise in the signal. You may be able to call the cable company and have them run an extra line to your house to give you a better signal, I had them do this so that my cable modem has its own drop separate from my DVR.