Hi, I know this topic has popped up in some of the other forums but I would like to dedicate this entire thread to what is - to me - the most important question about HD for a UK resident: When the hell can we expect high def (broadcast & recorded) in the UK? Some people suggest the BBC might start transmitting HD in 2010 when analogue is switched off (if the switch-off happens on time). But the crazy thing is that the beeb are already shooting stuff in HD. And it would be ****-easy to re-scan 35mm films on high-def. All they need to do is to shut down some of the crap they're currently broadcasting in order to make way for HD. Or switch to a more efficient codec (MPEG4 or WMP9). And what about HD DVDs? This year's CES has at least one blu-ray DVD system on show and it looks like blu-ray will be in the hands of the consumer by 2005. Does that mean that we can expect blu-ray, high def DVDs in the UK by 2005? And finally - when will the Internet be a suitable medium for transmitting HD? What's to stop some innovative film producer from putting a high def copy of their baby on their own website (for a fee, of course)? Could it even be that the Internet will drive the adoption of HD in the UK? All in all, 2010 seems like an obscenely long wait for what is already a mainstream technology in Japan and the US. Bring on the theorising, ranting and bitching! Let's discuss!