Well, it's Friday and wonder of wonders, I have ESPN HD this evening. To answer some of your questions: 1. No, it's not an authorization issue. All programming worked fine except ESPN. 2. No, it's not an LNB or multiswitch issue. My sat signal is fine, and again, all other channels work just fine. At the end of the day, it really matters not to me why it happened, but that it is fixed. The fact that I did nothing and then magically 5 days later it works leads me to believe the issue was on their end, but who knows? I doubt I'll ever figure it out. Thanks to all who helped!