I recently upgraded my cable box to a unit with HDTV support, and our cable company has 5 HDTV stations (US networks) to which I subscribed. The problem? The composition of any of the HDTV programming I've been able to watch (such as The Tonight Show, American Idol, some NASCAR out of curiosity) still favors the 1.33:1 image. Even though info banners can run the entire length of the screen, all the text and visual info is still "standard"-view-safe. To top it off the HDTV versions of shows I may want to watch are on 3 hours later!! (IE HD Leno at 1:30am instead of 10:30pm local time) How long do I have to consider this a waste of my viewing time? I do prefer the HDTV broadcast for its resolution and sound quality, but I feel a bit cheated that the additonal screen is wasted space. I realize that in a few years the point will be moot. I'm thankful that the cable box has a hard drive recorder in it, but that's not worth the extra $30 month.