Advertisements Must be confusing me with someone else. I personally think the free or nearly free offers will be a flying early next year just as they have been pretty all this year only they will be forward in offering it instead of letting the customers come to them. There is no reason why they won't offer to upgrade people. Now if people refuse to upgrade then they will be out of luck in terms of HD but that will be their choice because DirecTV isn't going to delay the shutdown of MPEG2 HD just because some people refuse to upgrade. It will cost them much more money in not be able to recover the bandwidth for other uses (such as the need to meet the goal of all 210 markets SD locals as terms of the Liberty buyout and losing their lease on 72.5) then it would cost in lost customers that refuse to upgrade. As Earl has mentioned, there is a lot more going on that is pushing the move to MPEG4 then just converting customers.