mattstutter:sbiddle:?HD over component will never occur with any Freeview certified boxes.
And what's the reason for that again? ? ??
One word. DRM
And don't go blaming Freeview - it is not their choice. Blame the content producers who are demanding DRM and who (like the music industry) seem to regard all their customers as theives.
At this stage I've heard or read nothing to suggest that the ICT flag won't be forced to be used on all devices and HD media come 2012 as planned.