said by frdrizzt:
You can't tune to them on an HD box, but the channels are still dedicated frequencies for those with SD boxes, who will get the SD versions.
That's what they should eliminate. ESPN-HD and ESPN-SD are the same thing. People with tube TV's and an SD box are getting ESPN in 16x9 which is the HD feed just put into SD with bars on the top and bottom. -- A lot of channels have switched to 16x9 on their SD station, so it makes me wonder if there is a need for both to co-exist. SD viewers are slowly being pushed to 16x9... so why not just auto-tune everyone to HD and let the box downrez.. it already does.