Obviously I am new here and there are lots of wonderful resources I've skimmed through in the past and today. Simply my question is this, I am out of contract with DirecTV and want to maximize the value I am getting out of my package/situation etc. I signed up nearly 4 years ago and really haven't ever changed my package significantly or equipment. I see that they are changing equipment protection policy in May, should I wait until then to contact about renewing contract and getting upgrades/discounts to equipment/packages My current plan/equipment is as such: Equip - HR23-700 and H23-600 (DVR unit runs terribly slow at times and is frustrating) Plan - CHOICE XTRA CLASSIC 02/25 - 03/24 $71.99 DIRECTV HD EXTRA PACK 02/25 - 03/24 $4.99 Advanced Receiver-HD 02/25 - 03/24 $10.00 Advanced Receiver-DVR 02/25 - 03/24 $10.00 Additional TV 02/26 $6.00 Primary TV 02/26 $6.00 (Free Currently) Total - 98.94 (with 5$ discount for att bundle) So more or less I'd like to keep pretty much the same package, but would really like to get an upgrade in equipment (old boxes seem like they could be much faster etc). This is my first time ever renewing with DirecTV so just wanting to maximize the opportunity with the situation and know what I should be looking for to get discount/credits wise and what my options are with equipment. Obviously the channel package I have no longer exists which isn't great either. Thanks for the help, I'll add all the details I left out as they are brought up.