As interest in live sports events drops off significantly after an event has occured, (like a football match), is it possible that Premiership football games won't be hdcp encoded, and hence work on tvs via component? When you consider the monumental importance of Premiership football to Sky's success, it seems logical that as there isn't as greaty a threat to copy content, (as there is with hi-def movies say), that football and sports will be available via non hdcp. If Sky wants people to take up Sky hi-def, it's essential that Premiership football is available via component IMO. It would be in Sky's interest also, as think of all the people who are currently with NTL watching Sky Sports who may then move over to Sky for hi-def Sky Sports. I certainly would. Personally, I only have NTL digital becasue for the Premiership football, (same as brother, parents and neighbours), as I tend to watch freeview channels 90% of the time. Only Sky One and Paramount would be missed. Then again, Paramount have little new content these days, and neither do Sky One. New simpsons aren't funny etc. Especially as these days I can hire most programmes found on Paramount from an online dvd rental shop I've joined. So If I could only access Premiership football in hi-def at first that would be enough for me. Until I could afford to buy a new set with HDMI, 1920/1080p etc.