I think that is what got me when I went to an HDTV. I had been using lower quality on DVDs I recorded as well as just watching tv in general and never noticed anything. Then suddenly everything looks horrible and I am reminded of how much covreup the old tv's do when displaying tv programs.mgar said:I have a 27" standard TV. I record most programs at medium, and there are some visible MPEG artifacts. I can't tell the difference on my TV between high and best quality, and there are no visible MPEG artifacts.