Craig, I did hear about it, saw the channels turn to a static "subscription" screen, even deprogrammed INHD from my HD "favorites". I only found they were on again by accident. I assumed it was a free preview to woo current HD folks to pay more for the HD tier (I don't think so, TWCinci) I posted in hopes it was only me seeing it for free, (IE an accidental upgrade.)
On a side note, those with the Pioneer 3150, my neighbor has one, and in the 5 minutes I played with it, I was unable to disable stretching on 3x4 programming. I wish Pioneer had a PDF on all the features and input/outputs like SA does. Anyone have a link to such info?
Is it possible?
For me, stretching is only tolerable if it is smooth/wide, like most 16x9 tv manufacturers do. Why couldn't Pioneer do it? I'm probably going to replace my SA 2000 on my SD tv in order to compare it to my 3100 without losing it if I don't like the 3150. I hope TWCinci gets the SA 3250 someday. Better yet, by the end of the year, maybe Cinci could be a HD-PVR test market.
Have a TW PVR upstairs, blocky pixelization is pretty awful, channel changing delay is unbearable. Be nice if it had a "surf mode" that temporarily disabled the delay spooling. Best feature, intelligent mini-rewind backup to where you wanted to start viewing after fastforwarding thru commercials. Been gone awhile, fixating on 3d modeling the new Ford Mustang over the last six months.