I read somewhere that DirecTV will try to extend your contract for any little reason they can think of: If your box goes bad and they send you a new one; If you upgrade from an SD receiver to an HD one; If you subscribe to new programming; If they have to come to the house and repair anything even though you pay for a maintenance plan, etc… I understand that the contract should not let you take anything away from what you initially agreed upon without penalty, but if I get a new plasma TV for another room and want to upgrade to an HD receiver, or suddenly decide I want to add a subscription sports package, I don't feel that the two-year clock should start ticking from scratch again. Is any of that true? What if you start the contract by paying them i.e. $120 a month, then add stuff that takes it to $200 a month, and then take away some stuff so it's down to $150 a month? Even though you're still paying them more than you initially agreed to, will they still try and stick it to you somehow or extend your contract with every change to service you make? I am of course a newbie with fears about switching from no-contract cable, and I'm imagining nightmare situations where a two year contract can turn into many. One of the reasons I want to switch from cable is for Sunday Ticket, and if I switch this summer and DirecTV loses Sunday Ticket in 2010, I want to be able to jump ship to whoever has it then without being caught by DirecTV's hooks. Actually, I don't want to be stuck past two years without the option to leave for any reason. Please let me know if any of my fears are true or what can be done to minimize or eliminate them if they are. Thanks!