I've been paying for my father's DirectTV for years now and his HR20 receiver died. I had it replaced with another one tht died within two weeks (kept resetting itself like the old one). So, when talking with customer service, they are telling me that if I buy another receiver that I would start a new two-year commitment when I activate it. They told me to throw away the other one. My father is having some issues and may not be in his home in the two years that the contract would cover and I really don't think the two-year commitment is a viable option at this point. I have read many threads and have not found the solution to my dilemma. Is there anyway I can add a purchased receiver without adding the two years? I'd prefer to get him HD, since the TV in the living room is HD, but would settle for SD if it meant there was no two-year commitment.