When we cancelled our plans (a few years ago) to be part of the HDTV market, we guaranteed our place at the bottom of the worldwide TV ladder. UK broadcasters have no plans to introduce HDTV to the UK, even as an increasing number of display devices (Plasma, DLP projectors) become HDTV compatible. Why should sky use up "valuable" channel bandwidth on HDTV when they can use it on crap like staggered +1hr cartoon programming, customer demo channels, third rate movie channels that nobody watches and more? It looks like the US and UK have firmly switched places, we used to lead the world in terms of quality television and the US used to offer tons of crap, now the tables have turned and we have no plans to turn them back. The US have superb quality television and lead the world with drama, news and documentary. Here is the good news - eventually we will have HDTV in the UK, it will come from the USA and will leave UK broadcasters out in the cold. We will have live streaming HDTV content via internet2, you will watch HDTV in a browser window on your computer using realplayer or windows media, or watch movies on Blu-Ray DVD. We don't need the BBC, hopefully in a few years the Beeb will have marginalised themselves so much that this dinosaur of an organisation will cease to exist. Soon, the internet and TV will converge, we will have a huge amount of choice and quailty and with streaming HD video on demand we will watch what we want, when we want and at whatever quality we choose.