I have decided to post this on the undersatnding this was from someone within Sky (high up) and they have said that this is how it is at the moment, in other words folks, things can change!!!! I will just paste a copy of our conversation and I will update it if/when they gets more info, you can read into it what you want, he does know what he is talking about and on the things he doesn't he says. Apperently Sky are going to keep component out until the market allows for hdmi, in other words when there are enough customers out there with the right equipment. Also it seems it wil be mainly the big events that will carry HDCP, not regular tv shows etc. Anyway I thought that might interest some, and I am sure there are others that know quite alot about what is planned for UK HDTV, so come on spill the beans.