The original argument is that Setanta, who currently only broadcast in standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio, will lower the overall standard of pay football coverage.
Sky will show all of their 92 games in HD.
Of course, by the start of the 2007/8 season, Setanta could well have upgraded their facilities to transmit in high-definition.
What do you think? Was the Setanta deal good, bad or indifferent for HD sports development?