Some people may question though why there is a need to watch a local report in HD about
a cat that got stuck up a tree and was rescued by fire-fighters. Still, each to their own.
It's not really about that, it's about not having to change the channel back and forth at the start and end of regional programmes (which is why a lot of people just stick to the SD channel and get a sub-par experience)
My dad is one of those people. He'd watch the main BBC News at 6, then after staring at the "BBC One HD cannot show ... " slide for several seconds, he'd remember to switch over to BBC One SD (custom re-allocated to channel 11) for North West Tonight, but then not bother to switch back to BBC One HD for The One Show ... much to my annoyance at the time. I didn't buy him an HD TV to watch stuff in SD that's easily available in HD! He still stares at that holding slide after the BBC News at 1, before switching to BBC Two!
For now though, since sometime last year, and for at least the foreseeable future (or at least until North West Tonight is available in HD) he's chosen to watch Granada Reports for the regional news instead, and switch to BBC One when Emmerdale starts on ITV!
Typically for someone of his generation, he can't see the point in HD, and cannot easily see the difference between HD and SD.
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" Tuesdays 4-6pm on Roch Valley Radio - rochvalleyradio.org.uk
(Until further notice!)