Really there needs to be some field terminateable hdmi walljacks made so that you dont have to dick around pulling preterminated ones thru the wall, and even then, you still have distance and other limitations.
One day the world will realise that HDMI is not a good connection, fine in the 1-5m situation, but simply not robust enough.
Roll on TVs with built in DVB decoders that support IPTV over ethernet. Extrapolate that, just like the cable networks in the US have done, make this mandetory DVB decoder (that may have optional S,C and T tuners) it can seamlessly operate with various CA systems, ie NDS, so you dont need an extra Sky decoder, just a card from Sky. This TV has media client features, Sky provides media server features via ethernet on their box, woops wakes up finds its 2100.