Bio ChannelDirecTV signed a deal that'll make it the first HD provider to carry the Biography Channel in HD. No word if anyone else will carry this simulcast of the original Bio, but from the very start, half of their primetime programming will be produced in HD; and by the middle of next year, 65% of all the programming will get the HD treatment. In the meantime, SD programming will be upconverted to the "the enhanced format" -- which we're pretty sure means stretch-o-vision.

Hands-on with Samsung's SGH-i780