Definitely helped. I know they had to boost the signal because it was weak, and then changed out a few of the cables. Also changed some setting on the box itself. Went from 480i to 720i or something to that effect. He told me that there are only 2 stations in my area that are broadcasted in TRUE HD. Meaning it's recorded in HD and broadcasted in HD. The other ones (HBO, ESPN, etc...) are recorded in analog and broadcasted through HD, which will help the picture immensly but it's not really HD. Problem with the 2 stations that are broadcasted in true HD is, they don't come in at all times of the day...only during certain hours. It's only $5 extra a month though, so no big deal. Anyone know if I can hook up the HD box from Comcast to my stereo so i can use surround sound?