I am a DirecTV subscriber through DirecPath. My current bill: Choice Xtra (still known as Total Choice Plus to DirecPath) $49.95 HD Access $9.95 PrimeTime 24 (HD/SD versions of Atlanta local affiliates, New York locals, LA locals) $0.00 Additional SD receiver $5 I am considering removing the additional receiver and downgrading to Choice. The only channels that I care about in Choice Xtra are Science Channel, Discovery Times, National Geographic, Chiller, and Logo. Since many of these channels have or will have HD counterparts, would I still receive the HD versions of these channels if I downgrade to Choice and keep the HD Access package on my account?? I don't care about paying for and watching the SD version of a channel when there is an HD simulcast! Now the confusing part... I contacted DirecTV and they stated that I am on a old package (even though I signed up in June) that is no longer available. And, if I downgrade I will lose HD and SD versions of the Choice Xtra (or Plus) channels. DirecTV also stated that I would lose the $5 discount on the Xtra package making the change useless. DirecPath states that the HD Access Package includes ALL HD channels except premiums and is independent of whatever basic SD package I am subscribed to (i.e. Choice, Plus, Xtra, etc). DirecPath also states that I would still have a discount on the Choice Package ($44.99). Also, I never ordered or requested to receive the network affiliates from New York or LA. The DirecPath tech must have activated them when he installed my service. At first, I didn't care since I also got the Atlanta locals in HD/SD through DirecTV as well. However, I especially like the LA locals because of the time delay and I don't have a DVR. I also like having the NY locals because our local ABC affiliate likes to preempt popular programs. But, during the same phone call DirecTV stated that I should not be receiving these channels since I am receiving Atlanta locals. The CSR told me that if I downgrade, I will lose access to the NY and LA locals unless I get a waiver from each local station (which sounds impossible). I asked DirecPath about this and they confirmed that I should only receive Atlanta locals. How does changing from Choice Xtra to Choice have anything to do with local channels??? DirecPath also states that I will get HDNet, Universal, and all of the existing HD channels in the regular HD Access Package without having to upgrade to HD Xtra. The CSR reiterated that there is only one HD package. The DirecPath website only shows 4 channels in the HD Access Package but I get everything DirecTV offers now. Does anybody know if this is the case? I have read conflicting information on this board and I have not yet found a clear answer. I think part of the problem is that DirecPath uses the old names and channel lineups for the packages but makes us go through DirecTV to order them. I am starting to think that I should my service alone as I may end up paying more money for fewer channels. Either way, I can live with losing NY and LA locals if I have no other choice but I would like to keep all of the HD channels that I receive now.