Life would be different if we could only subscribe to those channels that we like or want to watch. However, since channels are part of a package, the content providers such as the Cartoon Network get their cut of our programming subscription fee whether we like their content presentation or not and that is all that matters to them - money. If they no longer received a cut of our programming subscription due to us not subscribing to their programming due to them stretching their SD content for their "HD" channel then they would probably stand up and listent to us. Money talks and right now there is no way we can not allow them to receive part of our programming subscription unless we give up all our other "HD" channels. Well, as least some channels in the basic HD Access list treat us right but there are others and we can not do much about them either unfortunately.