Hello, I am a long-time reader, first time poster. In anticipation for all the new HD coverage that DirecTV will be adding to their programming, I've been reading all the forums as to what people are doing to ensure that they have the appropriate dish/receivers to be ready for all the new MPEG-4 HD channels and what not. It wasn't until today that I realized that I probably wasn't DirecTV-equipment-ready for the new HD channels. Ever since I received the e-mail a few weeks back from DirecTV stating that I should check to ensure that had the BBC connected to the back of my H20 receiver, I figured that was all I needed. However, I noticed that I wasn't able to access channel 499 at all, and the various calls to DirecTV Customer Service they all basically said the same thing that the channel would 'mysteriously' appear on my guide once the HD channels went live. But this afternoon, in reading the various forums on here, I realized that I should double-check EVERYTHING equipment-wise to ensure that I also have the appropriate equipment once the new HD channels go live. I figured since I got my new DirecTV dish installed in March 2006 when I signed up for HD programming, that I would most likely have the correct equipment. However, in looking at the system information on my DirecTV menu, I noticed that I under Dish Type it lists an 'Oval 3 LNBS' dish. I made sure the software was updated, which it is, version 0x2024. So my question to you experts out there is, With all that in mind: Am I set for the new HD channels, or do I have to call Customer Service to order equipment that I otherwise don't have but that I will need to receive the new HD channels? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!