The first episode of the final season of Battlestar Galactica aired on Friday evening. Alas, as a 4:3 picture letterboxed to widescreen, it looked absolutely awful on my TV.
If I could, I'd buy every episode of the new season on iTunes and watch them on our Apple TV instead. We're already doing that for Lost, rather than watch a 4:3 picture with all sound coming out of one channel (thanks Cablevision). But NBC, in their wisdom, decided to cancel their arrangement with Apple last year, so now you can't get Battlestar Galactica on iTunes anyway. I'd subscribe to Cablevision's HD channels just to get this one show - but SciFi isn't a channel they offer in HD (they do offer Fox, but the rest is just crap, like HGTV and the Food Network). With no legitimate means to get it, I'd BitTorrent without a second thought, except that I have no way to play Xvid-encoded content on my TV.
The only other option I have is to wait until the season comes out on DVD, probably around the end of this year. I'm not sure I have the patience for that, however, and I'd be too worried about coming across spoilers in the interim.
The stupidity of the networks, to provide no way to get what I want, even though I'm willing to pay for it, boggles my mind.