Had very interesting discussion with man in a small shop who knows the business rather than mainstream slaesman who usually does not. Keen to know if his comments resonate with others in this forum. To watch HD via Sky, you will need 1) Sky + Box approx £399 2) New cabling if you do not have Sky + anyway 3) Initial progs (mainly footie and a few movies)in HD will be pay per view and 4) package only available at top end of Sky packages possibly with extra subscription for the HD stuff. Basically sounds like little change out of £1200-00 in first year including subs. Is this the near future of HD? If it is, I think I may just but a Panny PE50 series for 3 to 5 years and wait til prices more sensible! Most interested in any supporting or opposing views. Thanks.