I mean, I know it's no big deal in the broader scheme of things, but what I find particularly dumb is that The Movie Network and Discovery HD - i.e. what to me are the whole point of having HDTV - are being reduced in quality. What's worse, there was no notice - it's one of those moves that plays off people's ignorance. As it is, movies with a lot of movement already suffer from a lot of compression artifacting, so this will make 'HD' probably look around the same as a DVD.
This is sad to see that cable companies compress their HD channels. I have Comcast and there are only a handful of HD channels, all compressed badly. I was hoping they would get enough complaints so they would stop compressing the channels so much, but it looks like no one cares or notices.
Rogers to compress HD quality, like Comcast