I became a DirecTV subscriber exactly 3 years ago today. I have standard definition DVR service. I would like to upgrade to high definition DVR service. DirecTV gave me the following quote with a 24 month commitment: My charges would be calculated as follows: One-time HD DVR payment: $199.00 Shipping and handling: $20.00 Monthly HD Access $9.99 Monthly DVR Access $5.99 Monthly Choice XTRA $57.99 Total cost for 24 months: 199 + 20 + 24 * (9.99 + 5.99 + 57.99) = $1,994.28 On the other hand, I could cancel my service and have my boyfriend sign up for service using Costco at our same street address, but in his name and with a his own telephone number and credit card number. In that case ... His charges would be calculated as follows: One-time HD DVR payment: $0.00 Shipping and handling: $0.00 Plus HD DVR: $72.99 Free HD Access: -9.99 (3 months) New customer discount: -23.00 (12 months) Costco Rebate: -50.00 Total cost for 24 months: 0 + 0 + (72.99 *24) - (3*9.99) - (12*23) - 50 = $1,395.79 Cost savings to change service to my boyfriend's name: $578.49 $578.49 is a significant amount of money. Am I missing something here, or does DirecTV want me to change the name on the service to my home?