HD channels based on package?

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I am thinking about upgrading to HD but I just can't figure something out. I was always under the impression that if a channel was part of your regular package and you add HD access that you would get that channel in HD if it was offered. However, when looking at an HD channel list on directv.com it lists HGTV-HD and Food Network-HD as channels you receive in hd on the family package. But these channels are not listed under my package(choice extra). Yet on an FAQ portion of their site it describes which channels I would receive in HD as the channels that are part of my package which are offered in HD. So if I had HD access I wouldn't get HGTV and Food Network in HD with choice extra but someone with the family package would? That just seems backwards to me. Could someone please elaborate further for me? Thanks in advance!
 
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I am thinking about upgrading to HD but I just can't figure something out. I was always under the impression that if a channel was part of your regular package and you add HD access that you would get that channel in HD if it was offered. However, when looking at an HD channel list on directv.com it lists HGTV-HD and Food Network-HD as channels you receive in hd on the family package. But these channels are not listed under my package(choice extra). Yet on an FAQ portion of their site it describes which channels I would receive in HD as the channels that are part of my package which are offered in HD. So if I had HD access I wouldn't get HGTV and Food Network in HD with choice extra but someone with the family package would? That just seems backwards to me. Could someone please elaborate further for me? Thanks in advance!
The channels in the higher packages include those in the lower package.

Let me refer you to this thread.

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DirecTV packages (only HD channels are listed). The $10 HD access fee is already included.

Family Package with HD $40 ($46 with DVR)

(45+ Channels)

Disney
Food
HGTV
National Geo
Nick
Science Channel
Toon Disney
Weather Channel
HD locals or DNS HD locals


Choice Package with HD $63 ($69 with DVR)

(150+ Channels)

101
Disney
Food
HGTV
National Geo
Nick
Science Channel
Toon Disney
Weather Channel
HD locals or DNS HD locals

local RSN(s)
A&E
Animal Planet
Bravo
Big Ten
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Discovery
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN News
FX
Golf/Versus
HD Theater
HD Net
History
MTV
NFL
SciFi
Spike
TBS
TNT
TLC
USA
VH1


Choice Extra HD $68 or Plus HD DVR $73

(200+ Channels)

101
Disney
Food
HGTV
National Geo
Nick
Science Channel
Toon Disney
Weather Channel
HD locals or DNS HD locals

local RSN(s)
A&E
Animal Planet
Bravo
Big Ten
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Discovery
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN News
FX
Golf/Versus
HD Theater
HD Net
History
MTV
NFL
SciFi
Spike
TBS
TNT
TLC
USA
VH1

Bio
Cartoon Net
Fox Business
NHL
Speed
Tennis


Premier HD $115 ($121 with DVR)
(265+ Channels)

101
Disney
Food
HGTV
National Geo
Nick
Science Channel
Toon Disney
Weather Channel
HD locals or DNS HD locals

local RSN(s)
A&E
Animal Planet
Bravo
Big Ten
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Discovery
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN News
FX
Golf/Versus
HD Theater
HD Net
History
MTV
NFL
SciFi
Spike
TBS
TNT
TLC
USA
VH1

Bio
Cartoon Net
Fox Business
NHL
Speed
Tennis

Cinemax
Cinemax West
HBO
HBO West
Show
Show West
Show2
Starz
Starz West
Starz Commedy
Starz Edge
Starz Kids
Movie Channel

NBA
All full time out of market RSNs (blackouts apply but can be avoided with additional sports package subscriptions)


Sports Pack can be added to any of the above packages (except Premier where it is already included) for up to $12
NBA
All full time out of market RSNs (blackouts apply but can be avoided with additional sports package subscriptions)


Premium movie suits can be added to any of the above packages (except Premier where all of them are already included):


(Look above for the actual HD channels available)
HBO for up to $14
Starz Suit for up to $12
Showtime for up to $12
Cinemax for up to $12


15 HD PPV Channels


HD Extra Package $5 addition to any of the above packages:

HD Net Movies
MGM
MHD
Smithsonian
Universal


Notes:

$10 or $15 HD access fee gets you HD programming on ALL HD receivers in your home (You do not pay an extra HD fee for additional receivers).
$5 lease or additional receiver fee for each additional receiver (Your first receiver does not have this fee)
$6 DVR fee gets you DVR service for ALL DVR's in your home (You do not pay an extra DVR for each additional DVR).
 
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Looking at the channel chart at http://www.directv.com/see/pdf/chnl...1_A&_DAV=-1&_dynSessConf=-9003317969113654461 both Food and HGTV channels are part of the Choice package. If you have the Choice Extra package then you'd get all the channels in Choice plus the additional channels in the Extra package. Then if you add the HD Access charge whatever channels are listed in HD on those two packages would be available to you in HD, plus also via DirecTV on Demand of the channel as a on demand channel also.
 
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Thats a link to the page that got me confused to start with. It isn't layed out like the regular package comparison page where it tells what channels are in the family pack and then tells you which channels are added by going up to the next package. The layout I just described doesn't list the channels from the family pack in the choice pack, but just the channels that were added. That is where I got confused. So I would get both HGTV and Food Network in HD?
 
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The link that got me confused just didn't have it listed the way I am used to seeing it and was throwing me off big time. The way I had always understood it was right all along: if it's in your regular package and you add HD you will get the channel in HD if it's offered. Thanks so much for clearing this up for me!
 
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