Received a letter today from TV Japan about upgrading my SD receiver to HD to get the new TV Japan HD. I found this June 6, 2012 letter on-line and I'd like you're take on it: Here's an excerpt: """Pursuant to the TV JAPAN Affiliation Agreement with your company, NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. (“NCMA”) wishes to give notice of NCMA’s plan to change the transmission of TV JAPAN to an all HD format. This format change will result in a new satellite transponder, new satellite transmission parameters and new IRDs. This transmission change will begin October 1, 2012 (testing to begin September 1, 2012), with an overlap period with the existing SD signal to continue until March 31, 2013.""" Can't post links yet but here's the PDF document name: TVJAPAN-HD_transition_Letter_Form1_060612 if you want to google it.