According to this official schedule of nationally-broadcast NFL games
, the Steelers will be in CBS's nationally-televised game only once this year. Add on two Sunday Night Football appearances, one special preseason event from Comcast, and one Monday Night Football appearance, and you've got a grand total of five Steelers appearances in HDTV this regular season. Twice in 1080i and three times in 720p. Not bad. Even if you only have Comcast's currently meager HD offering, you still see four of the five.
Of course, this is not counting any possible postseason appearances. Who knows if Comcast will have an agreement with CBS by then. I'm sure the AFC playoffs will be in HD again, as well as the CBS-carried Superbowl. I doubt Fox will have HDTV for live events implemented by the playoffs. Not that it matters to the AFC.
Anyway, here's when you can expect to see 'em Stillurs in HD, just for reference:
-Saturday, Aug 16, 7:30pm - @ Eagles (KDKA - 1080i. Possibly only on Comcast cable)
-Sunday, Oct 5, 8:00pm - v. Cleveland (ESPN-HD 720p)
-Sunday, Oct 12, 4:15pm - @ Denver (CBS-HD 1080i)
-Monday, Nov 17, 9:00pm - @ San Francisco (ABC-HD 720p)
-Sunday, Dec 28, 8:00pm - @ Baltimore (ESPN-HD 720p)
... so there it is, barring any unforseen weirdness.