I've had HD locals from DIRECTV for a year and a half now (others have had them longer). Yesterday afternoon, DIRECTV turned them off in my area (not the entire DMA) and now all of the HD local channels give a 721 not subscribed error. The SD locals still work. As I've been discussing this with friends this morning, it seems that several of us placed phone calls to DIRECTV support yesterday evening and received a variety of answers as to what happened. Several CSRs told us that it is impossible that we ever had HD locals, another said that we were confused and had been watching the SD channels thinking it was HD. Yet another CSR implied that two of the stations in our DMA (Salt Lake City) didn't have appropriate agreements in place with DIRECTV, so they had to be taken down. That seems illogical to me as we have all of the stations in SD and the HD version of all of the SLC locals are available off air. The CSR I personally spoke with seemed quite knowledgeable and read me some note from his system that stated that certain zip codes in the Southern Utah area were removed from HD eligibility due to coverage issues (spotbeam footprint). This seems like the most logical answer given the size of the SLC DMA. However, since I have been receiving them and they have worked just fine, I'm not sure why the recent change. The CSR was unable to answer that. He was also unable to answer whether the loss of HD locals was permanent or temporary. I realize that many here at DBSTalk will not be able to give me any more information than I already have. I am posting in the hopes that somebody, such as the DIRECTV employees who unofficially monitor here, might be willing to share some insight as to what happened in this DMA yesterday, even if it is only an unofficial answer. Calling the CSRs has, unfortunately, not resulted in a consistent answer. I'd love to hear anything anyone knows about why this happened, and how long it might be until we get HD locals back. Feel free to PM me instead of making a public post if that would be more appropriate. Thank you to anyone who can offer any insight!