I recently rented a new house (moving in tomorrow) that has a DirecTV dish already installed by the previous owner of the home. My brother is giving me an old DirecTV receiver and card that was given to him by a friend so I don't have to lease eqipment. There isn't anything owed on the card/receiver. My question is, since I'll have my own equipment already, when I call to sign up for service, will I still have to go through a credit check? From my divorce and bad decisions a few years ago, I don't have good credit. I'm in the process of repairing it, but it takes time. Also, will I be commited to 2 years of service with them even though I'm not leasing equipment? If so, it's not really a big deal, but I would rather have the freedom of no commitment in case I don't like the service.