How is that more efficient? They have to come up with programming for the HD channels? And why would they want to relegate some of their original programming to back-water (SD) channels.
If you don't think my suggestion for only 4 HD channels is efficient, how in the world is 26 HD channels efficient?
My point was that there is not enough HD on HBO to fill 4 channels, much less the 26 they will convert to soon.
As for "relegating" their original programming to "back-water" SD channels... Well, what's the point in showing them on an HD channel if they are not HD? Showing SD on an HD channels only waters down the HD channel! If they really want their original programming to shine, and want to put it on their HD channel... then they should make it in HD!