I purchased a TiVO Series 2 last week and am REALLY disappointed in the quality of the picture, especially compared to the cable connected directly to the back of the TV. It is so bad, that the tennis ball 'disappeared' into the pixelated green of the court while watching the US Open today. You literally could not see the tennis ball being hit back and forth. The same signal that goes into the TiVO goes into the TV, using a splitter. Watching it directly from the cable looks great, watching 'Live TV' through the TiVO looks like crap. I record in the highest quality, FWIW. What's the deal? All I have is composite inputs to the TV, no S-Video, but I can't believe that this low quality picture is normal. I was very excited to make this investment, but my wife and kids think it stinks because the picture is so bad. Any ideas how to improve the picture quality? I have standard cable service, no cable box, etc. Would an in-line amplifier help at all? Or is the digitized, pixelated, kind of fuzzy picture normal for TiVO? Thanks in advance for any help.