We still do not know for sure if all 6 will be OAR because EP II
has always been run cropped on MAX in the past. It would be nice if they got a new transfer this time around, but that remains to be seen.
What might also happen is that MAX might show OAR as they occasionally do and HBO could show some cropped. This is not out of the ordinary.
As far as recording to DVHS and making your own HD-DVDs, it ain't gonna do you much good if your cable company sets your premium channels to Copy Once. You will have a nice OAR DVHS tape of Star Wars though, and that's good enough for me.