HD Programming

DirecTV Free Preview of HD Extra Pack

Free Preview Begins: May 2, 2012 (Wednesday)
Free Preview Ends: May 9, 2012 (Wednesday)

DirecTV will be having a free preview of the HD Extra Pack May 2-9.

The DirecTV HD Extra Pack includes Crime & Investigation Network HD, Hallmark Movie Channel, HDNet Movies, Palladia HD, MGM HD, Sony Movie Channel HD, Smithsonian HD, Shorts HD, and Universal HD. See below for the channel lineup.

Thank you Tom and Jeff for letting us know about this free preview! Do you know about an upcoming free preview? Let me know about it!

Channel Lineup:

560 – Hallmark Movie Channel HD
561 – HDNet Movies
562 – MGM HD
563 – Sony Movie Channel HD
564 – Universal HD
565 – Smithsonian HD
566 – Crime & Investigation HD
567 – Palladia HD
568 – Shorts HD



  1. what are the channel numbers for this

  2. damnit Directv quit holding out on us. all we want is Cinamax and HBO

  3. Vicki, they’re listed above.

  4. Wow HD Channel is awsome.

  5. Its sad to say but Comcast has more HD Channels than DIRECTV. All DIRECTV has pay-per-view channels and Blackout sports. Plus Choice only has about 40 HD Channels and Comcast Digital Starter gives at least 65 HD Channels plus HD On Demand.

  6. Unfortunately when I go to try these channels, my guide stops at channel 559!!I am not able to get these channels at all and it is almost 7:00 PM on 5/2/12 so I should be able to but can’t. Any idea why?

  7. Rite, must have HD Access to view the free preview.

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