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I have a question about what channels I have and don't have. I am still subscribed to the old Total Choice Plus ($54.99, I think) and I have HD for $9.99.
Prior to the changing of the tiers and programming (some time ago), I got all the SD channels (except premium and some sports) and all the HD (in the 70s, 2 ESPNs, UHD, TNTHD, HDTV, and both HDNet and HDNet Movie).
After the shifting around, and the addition of D10, my SD is pretty much the same, but I have gained a bunch of new HD stations (I have a slimline and H20), including HD LIL. However, I no longer get UHD or HDNet movies, though I do get TNTHD, HDTH and HDNet and of course ESPN + ESPN2.
OK, so I really have no room to complain, and I am not. I am just wondering why I no longer get UHD and HDNet movies. Is this correct, by some involved D* logic? Or should I get them?
I am asking this question now, because the whole thing is about get more complicated to explain after they start shifting channels from one sat to another, and from MPEG2 to MPEG4.
I figure I can get a straighter answer from you folks than I can by calling D*. Thanks in advance.
 

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I assume you had an HR10 at some point. The HDnet movies and a couple other HD only channels are part of the HD Extra pack. Since the HR10 could only receive the mpeg2 channels DirecTV allowed customer with those receiver to get all the mpeg2 hd content with out paying the extra HD access fee for the HD only channels.

I believe you should be getting UHD with HD extra pack tho because the channel sued DirecTV when they tried to move it into the extra pack.
 

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evan_s said:
I assume you had an HR10 at some point. The HDnet movies and a couple other HD only channels are part of the HD Extra pack. Since the HR10 could only receive the mpeg2 channels DirecTV allowed customer with those receiver to get all the mpeg2 hd content with out paying the extra HD access fee for the HD only channels.

I believe you should be getting UHD with HD extra pack tho because the channel sued DirecTV when they tried to move it into the extra pack.
No, that was HDNet. UHD, (Universal HD) has programming from NBC, USA, SciFi, Bravo and Universal Pictures-at this point, unless it is turned into a movies only channel like MGM HD, it's pretty much a redundant channel and I wouldn't mind seeing it disappear after the Olympics.
 

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Curtis0620 said:
HD Extra Pack $4.99
This is correct. DirecTv took these channels away from us but is willing to sell them back in the HD Extra pack for $4.99/mo. Note there are a few other channels in the HD Extra pack too.
 

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Thanks for all the good info. I did have an H10 at one point, and I do now have a vague recollection of the "extra pack" and "legacy channels" and similar stuff being discussed when it all happened.
I appreciate the quick response from the members of this forum -- there is a lot of good info stored here collectively.
 
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