And this could end up being a mistake on your part. DIRECTV does do auto renew on most all sports packages. Many people actually like this. If you don't order sports packages, then you may not ever see the problem. The solution is to opt-out when the notification shows up on your bill. If you look back in the history of DBSTalk you'll find this same topic comes up just before NFL season every year. Those that no longer want the package are often annoyed that ST auto-renews, but I'm sure there are countless others (who don't post) that are quite happy that it does auto-renew. I'd advise anyone that has DIRECTV to check your bill each month to make sure you are being charged for the correct services.