My father passed away a few months ago and I am now living in his home. The DTV account is in his name. Back in April he entered into a new 2 year agreement when he upgraded to HD equipment and service. The retention offer included a year's worth of HD programming credit and another $10.00 service credit that is still being applied to the account. The current service in the home is the old Total Choice subscription at $47.99. There is a leased HR20, an owned Tivo, and an owned plain standard receiver. I have been paying the monthly bill but the account is in my father's name. I figured that what DTV does not know won't hurt them but now I am wondering if I should make things right by telling DTV that my father passed away. I am hesitant to call DTV to inquire about a transfer of the account to my name because I do not know how that will affect the current service. Will the account simply be put in my name with the existing Total Choice subscription and credits? Or will my father's subscription be canceled and I will then be considered a new customer which will force me to go to one of the new plans? Will I be forced to return the HR20 and obtain a new one if I am to become a "new" customer? Returning the HR20 does not seem right as the retention offer was $189 up front fee and the service credits I mentioned at the beginning of the post were offered to offset the $189 and the account still has another 6 months of credits to be received. I am hoping that there is someone that has been in a similar situation and can tell me what was done when transferring the account to your name.