fry1989, we are a much smaller country than the US. You can't expect everything American to reach us right away particularly where money is involved.And that's exactly the problem. Practically every single specialty channel in the US from Investigation Discovery to Lifetime:Real Women to SoapNet to Cartoon Network are in HD. Up here, we have to whine and wait to get them. It's sad, this day and age there's no excuse for anything not to be in HD.
Also: If you been reading another thread at DHC, one of Bell's installers has provided some interesting numbers on how many HD installs he does compared to SD installs. SD still leads by a country mile. HD has simply not yet penetrated as far in Canada as in the United States so it is at least understandable why our specialty stations have been slow to switch to HD.
And also: Interest in HD in Canada is also not as high as in the US. This fact is obscured by sites such as DHC where everyone is totally enthused with HD. That's to be expected but in the general public there are still many who don't see either the need nor amazingly any real improvement in PQ with HD. Even when they buy a HDTV they don't bother hooking it up to any HD source. All they really want is the wider/bigger screen. Otherwise SD is perfectly fine with them.