I just converted to HD yesterday. Direct TV is coming to do the upgrade next Thursday. I bout my TV today.
Anyway...I have had DirecTV almost since it's inception so I get the NFL Sunday Ticket renewed at a pretty low price. So when I upgraded to HD they told me I had to buy the "SuperFan" package for $100. I balked. The guy told it it was because the HD games took a lot more band width and they needed to recoupe their costs that way.
I asked to speak to a supervisor. The guy didn't want to let me. So I told him flat out, OK drop my NFL Sunday Ticket. I told him I didn't need it because I had sources on the internet where I could view all the games for free.
Boy, did he react in a hurry. A few minutes later he was backing saying they were going to give the "Super Fan" package free for a year!
Sometimes it pays to threaten.