A 12 month commitment is now being started by Direct TV for existing customers who purchase used equipment and sign up for service....they also require you to purchase a new card for $20. Existing customers purchasing new subsidized equipment will also be subject to a 12 month commitment. Adding a additional receiver will also trigger a 12 month commitment before they will turn it on. Since almost all receivers purchased on the internet are subsidized you can expect to see you are committed to a contract when your bill arrives. So much for Direct TV.