I can find no information as to whether the BBC HD trials on satellite will be free-to-air or free-to-view. If they are free-to-air, then I won't need a sky HD box or sub. In fact I can cancel my Sky sub and just watch (and record) free-to-air using an open market satellite receiver. In view of the complete silence of Sky on the subject of BBC HD, I suspect their proprietary encryption is not being used, and I can get along without Sky's £420 a year minimum subscription to receive HD with recording. Anyone know the answer to this? The beeb haven't answered my enquiry yet.