According to this page the hard-drive will indeed be 1TB.
"Our best ever Youview+ box with up to 600 SD hours or 250 HD hrs of storage (1TB)"
I also agree with jam2000 that having the likes of Sky 1 and Sky Living will just push the price up per month.
So I to don't want the Sky channels.
A few more HD versions of the channels BT already offer would be fine.
The WMO Ofcom ruling DOES cover HD channels. It's not been pressed previously. If Broadcast is correct, I presume it now is.
The relevant passages are towards the end of this document
The only material difference in supply being that Sky's SD wholesale price for SS1 and SS2 is regulated, the HD is not and mutual agreement must be reached with reference to the licence terms.
The question we should be asking, is how much is this new box going to cost? As an out of contract BT Vision customer I cant even get a sniff of a Youview box without BT demanding £199 from me, so i'm not too hopeful. Maybe the release of this will coincide with BT phasing out the Vision+ platform?