Hey! I just an e-mail from a friend. Does she need an HDMI cable or not? Her cable company just came over to hook up her HD signal for her new HD TV. Her email: "When I bought the iPod at Best Buy I was there to return the HDMI cable (which of course I should have bought on line for probably a third of the cost) and the guy there asked me why I was returning it so I told him when Time Warner came and I showed them the cable he said it wasn't needed. The guy at Best Buy said absolutely not true and we are not getting a true HD picture without it!! He was very nice and showed me how to hook it up and then change the setting on the tv set. Then I was talking to my girlfriends husband who's an engineer and he said he doesn't see why I'd need it since the signal comes in thru the cable wire!!! So you see how confusing this all is to me. I'm going to try to hook it up today unless YOU tell me I don't need it! I do have to say I somehow didn't think the HD channels were quite as great as in the store but the picture is so far superior to our 20 year old tv's that I figure it just has to be HD. HELP!!" Thanks!