This whole thing is funny. Pitchforks! Pitchforks! These channels have been off the air less than a day and you've got two camps... well after reading through you've got some moderates too. One camp is "This is an outrage! I'm taking my ball and going home!" Seemingly within hours of the stations going black they've decided it is a much easier route to go to another service. Even if I were PO'ed I'd second guess removing (and sending back equipment), having another provider schedule installation, etc. just to find weeks or months down the road they too will be in negotiations and have the possibility of losing a channel(s). Then you've got the D* apologist that typically look down upon anyone that has a negative opinion or experience with Directv. Just because everything is to their liking anyone else is way off base and they'll be more than happy to tell you you're just stupid. Right now as it stands. I can wait one way or the other. Right now no one outside of the principles knows anything. Right now both said principles are playing the blame game and it's he said she said. It'll get resolved. Viacom needs D's viewers and D* needs Viacom's programming. If it didn't get worked out it would be a lose lose for both of them. Would I like not to have my programming interrupted? Of course. I watch TVLand, Comedy Central and Palladia a lot and to a lesser extent VH1/Classic. But I'm an adult. I can live with it for awhile. I'm getting Encore which is pretty nice. I don't see this lasting very long.