YOU HAVE TO SEE HD in person to know what you're missing in your home. If your screen favourites include nature shows or sweeping views of landscapes, you need HD TV to really appreciate the difference high definition makes for television. Sky now offers eight high definition channels. BBC has one HD offering. I think RTE will be transmitting in HD format by 2016. The documentary channels--National Geographic and Discovery--offer some of the most compelling HD pictures already. Ashley Norris "saw amazing footage in which an airborne camera lingered over African plains, capturing incredible levels of detail of both animals and the landscape. The BBC's HD trailer is also glorious, delivering a tantalising taste of how atmospheric and rich in colour the World Cup transmissions will be." We don't have HD in the house and it will be years before we have enough in the piggy bank to spring for a new screen. We're going for a large hard drive before anything else, something big enough to hold more than three days of high definition footage.
Ashley Norris -- "Sky's HD System"