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Not much. You're most likely seeing the big screen TV exagerations of DirecTV's video compression artifacts. About all you can do, short of upgrading to HiDef channels, is to optimize your video settings. How have you adjusted them? The most accurate way is by using a calibration DVD, like Avia or Digital Video Essentials, to optimize your video settings. Sharpness, contrast, brightness and "edge enhancement" settings have the most effect on the digital "noise" inherent in compressed standard definition video.