I love directv and was excited to learn that my new apartment that I will move into in a few weeks is wired for it, as an MDU high rise. My only concern is the contract, it is my understanding that there is a 2 year contract required to get DirecTV, as a home owning buddy of mine has informed me. Does this apple to apartments? and if so, why on earth would I commit to two years of TV when I am leasing the apartment a year at a time?!?!?
Also, the property manager seemed to indicate that there is some sort of basic directv package included with the rent, is rhis a standard package listed on the website? Is it common for prewired high rise MDU apts to include some Directv programming? and will I be able to add stuff like HBO, NFL ST, NHL CI and such and still not pay for the rent included portion again? (EG if the Choice package is included in rent, can I just be billed for HBO and the sports PPVs and not Choice again?)