Just thought I'd share an email that I got back from Sky today, although it doesnt say much that we didnt already know, they had this information issued to them today. Thank you for your further e-mail regarding high definition television and Sky's future plans. Please let me confirm, Sky is on track to launch a HDTV service in 2006, this will include a combination of sports, movies, entertainment and documentary programming. Full details and pricing will be announced in due course. We would recommend that you look out for an "HD Ready" labelled TV. This is a scheme introduced by the TV manufacturing organisation EICTA. Any TV set that carries this label will be compatible with Sky's HDTV service. It is highly unlikely existing equipment will be compatible with the service via software upgrades and, as such, Sky is launching a new HDTV receiver that will initially be manufactured by Thomson. This will feature similar PVR features that Sky+ offers. Sky's HDTV service will support 720P/ 50 and 1080i / 25. I am sure you will understand, I cannot recommend one particular manufacturer. You may wish to view the variety of independent reviews online. Finally, it is expected that the HDTV service will run alongside our existing SDTV, particularly as many broadcasters may not initially utilised the HDTV capabilities on the platform.