I just simply told the rep that I didnt want to go for the HD channels just yet, only the additional digital channels. I believe (and will confirm on first new bill) that you simply get the HD versions of those channels included in your level of service. I honestly dont know what the $7 is meant to give you extra. I have heard that Comcast is nearly all MCard in all areas so I bet that's what they will bring anyway. I found the online ordering system more accomodating than calling the 800# to order. Just make selections from those that are given (I just clicked through as not all options are given such as existing installs and cablecards) and end with the automatic chat function where I clarified that I was an existing customer and should not be charged the $30 install fee as shown in the ordering process (although an $18 upgrade fee was unavoidable) and that I would need a cablecard instead of the equipment offered in the order screens. I also requested that a note be made on the work order to bring MCards - more than one in case the first was faulty. Like I said in my previous post, it all worked out pretty well.