After talking with "employees" in Denver I decided to give up my Dish absolute pkg. I went WITH: America's Top 200 $40.39 (DVR Advantage) AMERICA'S TOP 250 BONUS PAK $10.01 GoldHD $10.00 PlatinumHD $10.00 local channels $5.00 DISH Network DVR Service Fee $4.60 Monthly Total Price $80.00 I missed my RSN, Spike, Fox News to mention a few. I also picked up Encore east in HD now. My contacts in Denver were able to hook me up "Turbo". I also received a discounted rate for 3 months. No commitments! I have been told that the channels on Dish Absolute will never expand even if it is "grandfathered" next year. No new HD. You must "Turbo" if you want to see new HD Channels coming "soon". I hated going from approx $41 a month to $80 a month but what the heck. I could drop to AT200 with Turbo silver and leave off the platinum and pay approx $60 a month. Anyway I have my channels back and look forward to many new HD Channels in 2009.