I have a Pioneer Plasma 43" XDE which already had a superb picture with SKY+. I upgraded to HD and quite honestly I can't really see a lot of difference. IT is set to 1080 because Auto just makes it pop before changing where 1080 setting doesn't. If you record a program like Stargate Atlantis on HD, then the next day record it on SKY2 ordinary I can't really see a lot of difference, apart from the 5.1 digital sound. If you press the i button on a lot of the HD programs they are not even HD, just shown on the HD channel. I think this week or in the near future they are showing Star Wars as HD, I can't remember if they were ever made in HD or is that something the scaling does to produce a better picture? At the moment I think I have jumped on the HD wagon a bit too early, not all programs shown on HD are HD ready and most not even having 5.1 digital sound. What does anybody else think?