Till today, I am still viewing HD contents off air using the receiver. Although I have been to SITEX, I was shocked by the video quality presented on the Pionner sets when they screen Lu XiaoFeng (LIVE).
If you are a subscriber to Starhub Cable TV, you can tune in to Australian network. I suspect all the programming in there the 5pm News, 5.30pm Home and Away are all in HD but downsized to fit our regular 4:3 screen.
Looking at the quality, you would have noticed the vibrant colours and clarity. In fact, if this signal is played back in true HD and shown on a LCD TV. I seriously doubt i would be able to differentiate the clarity at a distance away from the screen.
If you remember the show on CHANNEL U "FrontLine". It was also shot in HD. When it was broadcasted on the old Channel U (mediaworks), the quality is excellent too.
In fact, sometimes I really wonder if we really need a HD READY TV set. Is it just a hype or what? What about BluRay and HD-DVD. Another hype for us to spend more money?