I have been thinking about getting rid of my cable service for a long time now. The offer crappy packages for too much money. I had a few questions before I went ahead and got the service with direct tv. Ok here it goes. Direct TV charges a additional $4.99 for every second, third, fourth...etc receiver that you have correct? Can this be avoided by buying your own receivers and just swapping the programed card? or would you need a new card? I spoke with some installers and they say you still have to pay the $4.99 lease even if you bought the receivers which kind of smells fishy to me but what do I know. I would like to avoid the $120 yearly lease charge for 2 boxes if I can. Can this be done? Do people who work for DirectTV get family discounts? My Cousin works for DirectTV as a Supervising Customer Service rep but I havent spoken with him in years so if I could get a discount maybe I should call him up Thanks for any help.