Only for stations that may or could broadcast out information, or content rated PG and above. Crazy thread though, I use channel locks for my sub all the time. From Locking out SD versions of channels, as I use the map downs, to shopping channels, PPV's and all those REALLY DUMB NHL channels,and all the crazy religous channels, more of them than shopping channels. Still not sure how a channel about all the Dish Services out there is the end all or the beginning of the end. Between Friends and Family, we have over 20+ units, both SD and HD. Nobody has been forced to watch it, no one has been forced to have the channel autotuned or anything, so it really isn't being forced. Its a FYI channel for users, and a Trouble shooting channel for Dish, for some signal problems. Remember on the total amount of Dish users out there, this site is a VERY small portion, more users will get a benefit of the basics after a install with Channel 101.