Advertisements So I called DirecTv to have them cancel my $10/mo HD access fee. Now that they've moved the HD channels to MPEG4, I don't get any on my HR10-250. It's fine really, since I've only been watching HD on the OTA networks. But since there are no satellite HD channels available to me, I called to cancel the fee. The CSR told me I couldn't, per DirecTv policy. All HD capable receivers need to pay the HD access fee. I said that was unbelievable, and asked to be escalated up to a supervisor. The supervisor told me the same thing. I was pretty furious at this point, and already planning in my head to check out TiVo equipment for other carriers. I told him that it made no sense. My receiver is no longer able to receive HD from DirecTv, so I shouldn't have to pay the fee. He said that's the policy. I said OK, just so we're clear, you're choosing to not give up this $10/mo from me when the result will be that I find another service. That's my next move, it's one or the other. Take $10 less, or nothing. So he goes to check again on what he might be able to do. This time he says...since I own my equipment, and I'm not leasing, he can remove the charge. The policy is that if you lease HD capable equipment, you have to pay the fee. Well, ok, that makes more sense at least. Took quite a lot to get to that point though. So a lesson to anyone who may want to do the same. Let them know it's on equipment you own.