here is what is available to me here in sunny Boston (avg/typical of most US cities). over the air includes: 1. PBS 2. CBS 3. ABC 4. NBC 5. Fox 6. CW (assuming both WB&UPN is combined in sep.) cable&sat? includes: 1. TNT 2. Discovery 3. ESPN 4. CineMax 5. HBO 6. Starz 7. Showtime 8. inHD1 9. inHD2 so... that's it? are we forever stuck with around 9 HD channels in cable&satellite? the 6 channels over the air is fine by me because that's roughly the same number we had pre HD. the only beef i have is not everything is 100% wall to wall HD. most commercials are still SD or SD-upconverted to HD. even the local news broadcasts in 4:3... wtf? it's very disheartening. yeah i know, equipment costs, $, etc. but what's the phrase in field of dreams? =). but i expect more out of cable. hell, if you're paying for it, where's the content? on top of the 9 channels, there is VOD/PPV-HD. there are typically 3-4 HD films you can view for free... but it comes through as stereo only... =(. and with the titles they have for paid PPV/VOD-HD is incredibly slim, about 4 average. is HD still trying to vye for some sort of attention? i'm already seeing transitions that can take upto 10 years to replace what we have. if you look elsewhere in other countries like Japan or some European countries, HD content is frequently wall-to-wall. what is it about the American public? why don't they like HD?