Are we the only two in the world? Maybe my title was not useful? I'm guessing it is a lazy provider issue (providing a bad stream), but I am afraid of a potential trend toward intentionally thwarting DVR fast-forwarding, etc. Heck, it could be both...lazy provider provides a bad stream accidentally, then the networks realize they can use that to their advantage, and do it on purpose. Hopefully, any measures that drastic would be made illegal.
I guess maybe there were some advantages to standard def.