You may to try to get someting free from them. They don't want to lose any subscribers over this and seem to be willing to give away about any programming or equipment to keep you.
Losing these channels doesn't bother me. I only watch TVLand and VH-1 Classic a little and I won't lose any sleep over not having those. I hope DTV sticks to their guns and doesn't give them the increase they want. It's not worth that much to have them on the air.