Am I the only one annoyed by the "expandable" channels on Hopper/Joey? I mentioned my annoyance in my review of the Hopper/Joey but it does not seem to be a big issue on the forum. With Hopper/Joey DISH introduced expandable channels. One can tune to channel 99 and see "SiriusXM Music, 73 channels" numbered 099-02 through 099-99 (matching, for the most part, the channels on a SiriusXM receiver). DISH also had the mono "Audio" and stereo "CD" music channels combined on channel 98 before "moving" them back to channels 923 to 981. Personally, I don't see where having a channel on "099-16" instead of "6016" helps ... and perhaps the move of the Audio and CD channels "back" to their former numbers demonstrates the value. DISH has also created expandable channels for many international packages ... and being able to select channel 608 and see the eight french channels nicely grouped instead of spread out as they once were is good (although the renumbering to 9857-9864 puts them together there as well). But, in my opinion, where the expandable channels truly fail is with sports. DISH has created expandable channel "412" and (the worst part) taken away the original channel numbers. CSN Chicago is channel 429 on a non-Hopper (and in DISH advertising) but there is no 429 to be found on my Hopper. It is channel 412-19. The ease of selecting that RSN has been reduced. Where I once could press "429" on my remote to tune to CSNCH I now have to type "41219" ... or use the guide if I can't remember where they put the channel. This was highlighted this weekend with the addition of PAC12 ... which is currently on channel 413 (no mapping to 412-xx yet) and the use of channels 445 and 446 (as promoted in the press release) for the alternate games. I have no 445 or 446 on my Hopper/Joey. Those channels show up as 412-33 and 412-34 on my Hopper/Joey - unpromoted by DISH. Expandable channels can be used for good ... having a BTN channel at 438 with all the alts attached instead of looking for channels 5440-5447 is not a bad idea. BTN is promoted as channel 439 so there is some confusion there. But finding 438-01 from 439 is not hard. Doing the same with PAC12 will not be easy ... the 412-xx range has no gaps for a new channel (the alts will need to be shifted) and all the channels 400-468 are in use ... so some channel shifting will be needed if a PAC12 "expandable" channel is created. The creation of channel 412 expandable seems to cause more problems than it solves. Perhaps it will go away (or become the PAC12 expandable channel). In any case ... DISH has a mess on their hands. Please excuse the ramble ... but really, what benefit is there in having RSNs not be on the published channels?