Despite my owning a rather archachic computer (upgrade on the near horizon)I am still able to load 720 or 1080 to YouTube in a short time due to a good broadband connection, however one of the driving forces behind me getting some HD gear was to make and upload high quality videos for friends and family to view. Over Christmas I made one 720 film and uploaded it, however upon visiting people and showing them the video on their computer I was disheartened to see that not in one case did the video play smoothly. The 1080 test footage I uploaded was just a stalled image in most cases. In the end I told them to use 480 to at least view what I had filmed. Some of the computers were recent purchaces (a Toshiba laptop being from 2010) and seeing how bad the footage played was disapointing. I had to keep excusing it and saying that it was not my filming at fault. I don't think that people are upgrading their computers like they used to as they work well enough to view iPlayer and mess about online so why change? Have you noted that friends and family are not set up to view your HD footage online? Is there any point in even uploading HD I wonder.