Battlestar was shot in a way that does NOT lend itself to "Discovery HD theater, looking through the window" HD. The gritty, grainy look of the series will be reproduced in the HD DVD release, and because of that a lot of people will gripe about the "transfer" and picture quality in much the same way they complained about "300".
The Universal HD rebroadcasts look 10 times better than the SD version on Sci-Fi, and I'm expecting the HD DVD version to be significantly better than the UHD version, because of less macroblocking, better audio, etc.
I love HD...and I hated that Anti-Consumer format war.
Now that we can move on... Blu-ray > Digital Downloads!