Hey, longtime lurker, first post. The information this forum has provided has been invaluable. If it helps anyone, I wanted to pass along a few things I found out through trial and error while downgrading my package over the past few months (from Premier to Family -- I know, a long ways to drop -- just like my paycheck has been doing). As I've learned the hard way, DirecTV's Web site isn't very accurate and CSRs don't always know what they're talking about. The Family package pretty much stinks (can't you give me one sports channel, anything? An RSN? ESPNews?), but I opted to stick with that instead of going OTA only with a TIVO and leave the option of upgrading during football season. It does however, offer the following (despite what the Web site claims): *101 (quickly becoming one of the best channels) *Science (nice bonus I didn't expect) *Interactive Weather channel It DOES NOT offer any of the mix channels (much to my chagrin).