I wonder how many SD STB's are still active on E*? Once they are all converted to an HD STB the duplicate SD channels can go away, freeing up bandwidth for more HD programming.
The reason I ask is there are several channels in SD only (besides the Disney Channels) that appear to be letter-boxed 16 x 9. If the last hold-outs were converted to HD there would be no reason not to carry every available channel in HD 24/7.
I've had an HD DVR since 2004 yet did not have an HDTV until last year, so it is possible to hook an HD STB to an SDTV.
Is there a deadline set for "SD sunset" on E*? If not thee should be!