Just offer the network programming in HD and give the local affiliates signal in SD??? That way you would only have to offer HD from 8 to 11 PM, 11:30 to 2:30 AM and Saturday and Sunday afternoon sports programming. Most of the current “local” programming is News, talk shows, and old reruns anyway that really don’t need HD for. This would also allow for the DBS companies to offer the network feeds at the maximum bit rate as well, since you are only offering six or seven national network “HD” feed channels instead of 1500 if everything is in HD someday? Does it really make sense to have 350 CBS HD channels that are showing the exact same network programing??