a friend of mine that works for a local cable company, told me something very interesting. the majority of the people watching cable, still watch the non-hi-def channels. 9 out of 10 times when he visits a home to install or repair something , and the TV is on, people are watching the non-Hi-def channel. Does not matter if the person is 18 or 80 , rich or poor , republican or democrat ....they just turn to the standard definition channel .....he thinks most people just don't care one way or the other ...and are so use to tuning in to certain channels , it really doesn't seem to matter for most people....thoughts????