Despite public objections the BBC are intending to go ahead with copy protection on Freeview HD. At the Freeview HD launch today the BBC said "copy protection is important" and that would look to have a limitation of one copy for some HD recordings. While I can understand they want to offer content makers protection all it will do is end up restricting the use of recordings and people will look for less legitiment ways of obtaining the content
There is an interesting response to the BBC’s consolation document which points out the flaws in the BBC’s plans but I doubt we will see them change their stance.
Still it would be nice if we had Freeview tuners for Windows Media Center, so far there are no solid release dates from any of the tuner manufactures (see this post)