You know how some people were saying a while back that the manufacturers might set up HDTV receivers so that they would not pass a HDTV-quality signal to HDTVs with analog inputs? Thus depriving the owners of the TVs of the benefits of their investment? I saw a box that was crippled in this, or similar fashion, in a store the other day. It was a Sony satellite TV and HDTV receiver. Right on the front, there was a little sticker saying that you could view "copyright-protected" programs in "standard resolution." Copyright law does not require the deliberate degradation of signals, whether in the name of copyright protection or not. And practically all TV programming is copyrighted -- including the programming that won't trip the circuit. So the "copyright-protected" wording is just a Mom and apple pie type euphemism, presumably for getting people to accept the "necessity" of this unnecessary and intentional defect. As much as I might like to have a HDTV or progressive-scan TV for DVD viewing, this makes me glad that I still own an analog TV.