Speaking to people, it really doesn't look like the BBC will be supporting HDTV. I think this is a huge problem, because it will turn out that analogue will get switched off and the space used for some other rubbish. Once we loose the analogue switch off, we prety much condem ourselves to using only SDTV for the foreseable future. Sky are unlikely to back HDTV as there is not much money to be made out of it. It used to be the case that the BBC were champions of quality, not anymore it seems. The innovating is done by the Americans these days. Personally I think the BBC should get 1 HDTV channel once analogue switch off takes place, they could use this to show HDTV programmes. This would mean they wouldn't need to simulcast. P.S. The BBC has also just decided to step up its production in DV format. This basically means that not only will we not be getting HDTV, we won't even really be getting SDTV. Its a sorry state of affairs.