Clear some room on your DVR! DirecTV is having a free preview of eight HD channels starting on Thursday, Oct. 5 and ending on Weds. Oct. 11. The high-def channels are part of the service’s HD Extra Pack, a suite of premium channels that normally costs an extra $4.99 per month.
HD Extra Pack channels can be found between 565 and 573 on the DirecTV guide. Universal HD, which used to be part of the HD Extra Pack, was replaced last summer with the Olympic Channel (not part of the pack but can be found on channel 624). MTV Live, formerly Palladia, still lives on channel 572.
On the first night of the preview, DirecTV customers can catch showings of Kalifornia (HDNet Movies), Glastonbury 2013 (MTV Live) and Stigmata (MGM HD), as well as TV episodes of Murder She Wrote on Hallmark Channel.
HD Extra Pack channels
- Hallmark Movie Channel HD (Ch. 565)
- HDNet Movies (Ch. 566)
- MGM HD (Ch. 567)
- Sony Movie Channel HD (Ch. 568)
- Smithsonian Channel HD (Ch. 570)
- Crime and Investigation HD (Ch. 571)
- MTV Live HD (formerly Palladia) (Ch. 572)
- ShortsTV HD (Ch. 573)