I understand that the U.S. HD feeds of the NFC and AFC Championships two weeks ago were covered by Canadian providers at Global's request...and their version of HD didn't go over well in some parts of the country. Personally, I didn't see either game, so I can't say what they looked like on Star Choice.
Sadly...with the Super Bowl this weekend...Global will likely do the same again. The strange thing is--during the regular season, Global did no signal subs on the U.S. HD channels. It will be interesting to see what happens...
In any event, it's time for the network to embrance HD, especially in light of the steadily growing numbers of HD sets across the country. In its defence, Global said that the vast majority of its programming is not available in HD. Nonetheless--it's odd to note that it's the only major Canadian network not dabbling in the format...and they should.