Without PPV, DirecTV carries ~161 HD channels. What is left to convert? ~40 channels with many of them not available in HD? I don't like the term "bottom of the barrel" but it is getting to the point where all that is left is the best five underrated channels ever and those other channels nobody cares about. (The best five varying based on which poster is making the list.) Beyond conversion the only channels left are channels DirecTV does not carry in SD. This year (2013) they have already added 16 channels. That is the most channels in one year since 2010 (40 additions). But there can always be more!