openmedia: I'd check your equipment if the picture quality is that back. The SD version of SBS 1 generally looks better than a lot of the SD freeview channels, and the HD version looks pretty damn good on my equipment.
totally agree. Their upscaled Champions League coverage on SBS HD looks fantastic, p_ssing all over the rubbish served up by ESPN.
I enjoy their programming. During the day there is foreign news sure, but in the evenings there is Top Gear, Man v Wild and a lot of good foreign films (I like them)