Just digging around, tried out the National Geographic channels website. Going through the menus you will get to a spot where you can see if you are goin to have NGC in HD or not. Of course we know that it is not available yet on DirecTV. But here is the graphic: (attached) Called the phone number on there, after listening to the message (which at one point goes: You spent a LOT on the HDTV... don't you want the best proramming? ) It eventaully transfers you to DirecTV's phone system, so you can request National Geographic HD.... It thinks is one of the first times I have had a system like this actually transfer me to the people that I need to request it from (not like the CSR gave a hoot), but... thought it was intresting none the less.