walt12: If the go-live is in April, I would be amazed if we don't at least see some overseas content broadcast here in HD. Sure, local content will have to wait until production facilities are up to scratch (I think I can handle the news in SD for a bit longer!). I'm thinking movie features and US/UK prime-time shows shot in HD.My "drip feed" comment above didnt mean "none". It just means not alot initially, and things will be more manual (like TVNZ throw in a highdef tape for playback of certain highdef shows).
Otherwise where is the selling point for people to buy $599 STB's?
I did hear Canwest are further along though.