Received an email today here's the text regarding the HD Extra package: (Old news in some way...but the first time I've been noticed of the impending removal of channels and additional package). I wish I could trade channels like BTN for this package. Information About Your Current HD Programming With this expanded HD programming, DIRECTV has made a few adjustments to its current packaging tiers. HDNet, HDNet Movies, and Universal HD will no longer be part of your HD lineup. These channels, plus Smithsonian HD, MGM HD, and MHD will be part of the new DIRECTV HD EXTRA PACK™, which offers unique channels not available in standard definition. Beginning December 15, 2007, this package will be available for only $4.99 per month. Until then, you can enjoy these channels as part of a free preview.