Weeklong HD Extra Pack free preview begins today

Fasten those seat belts and fire up those DVRs, it’s time for a weeklong preview of DIRECTV’s HD Extra Pack. The HD Extra Pack, in case you have forgotten about them, are a group of channels with high-end entertainment but not quite so high end that you’d pay for them individually. DIRECTV originally created the pack out of channels that had no SD equivalents, but that doesn’t seem like much of a distinction since DIRECTV is phasing out SD service in a few years.

Still, the HD Extra Pack is out there and it seems like DIRECTV is pretty generous with the free previews of it. It’s usually even possible to get a 3-month free trial of it if you expend a little effort.

If you’re curious what it’s all about, you have a week to try it. Remember that programs recorded during free previews are watchable even after the preview ends, so load up that DVR now! Here’s the channel list for you:

565 – Hallmark Movie Channel HD
566 – HDNet Movies
567 – MGM HD
568 – Sony Movie Channel HD
569 – Universal HD
570 – Smithsonian HD
571 – Crime & Investigation HD
572 – MTV Live
573 – Shorts HD