Good evening, Evidently I don't keep up on my DirecTV news because I was very peeved one night a couple of weeks ago when I couldn't watch my Battlestar Galactica on UHD. I hadn't kept up on the news and evidently hadn't watched UHD, or HDNet Movies in a while and was surprised to see a message on the screen that said I need to call customer support to subscribe to "this channel." Now I know that DirecTV yanked UHD, HDNet Movies, along with some others and put them on a different tier. I called support and the offered me 3 months of the higher-end HD tier for free but want to charge me $99 for upgraded equipment to get the newer HD channels. Now I've been a DirecTV customer on and off for almost 12 years now (not off by my choice - because I couldn't get it because of southern sky issues and such) and this is the first thing they've done to really get my goat. I've been doing research on other programming providers, but I wanted to get some opinions from the community. I can switch to Dish Network and get free HD DVR and free HD service for 6 months. I can suck it up, and just pay the extra $4.99/month to DirecTV, pay them even more for an equipment upgrade and lose my TiVo and (possibly) OTA HD, or I can go to cable (Time Warner in my area) and get HD DVR with programming for $9.99 (what I'm paying now) over the standard digital tier and get my UHD and HDNet Movies back. Here's what I have now: DirecTV HR10-250 HD TiVo DVR (upgraded to 300GB) OTA local HD on the HR10 Philips DSR704 (upgraded to 80GB, hacked with USB200M network and can download programming) Total Choice Plus with locals I'd like to stay with DirecTV because I have a large time investment in modding my TiVo's, but DirecTV has got me so worked up about this extra $4.99. It is only $4.99, but it's the darn principle. Opinions? Provider recommendations? Equipment recommendations? Thanks in advance, Flux.