Craig wrote:
> http://reviews.ebay.com/Buying-DIREC...:-1:LISTINGS:6
>
> or
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ybh9hxb
>
> Says it all.
>
> Basically, when you "buy" a receiver, you extend your contract for 2
> years without your approval.
>
> I've encountered this. Have you? And isn't it the most stupid thing
> you've seen from an otherwise good company? I only want to add dvr
> capabilities to my bedroom receiver.
>
> If you buy a unit at Best Buy et al, you're really just paying a few
> hundred bucks to lease it thereafter.
>
> Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

This is why a lot of people switch back and forth between Dish and
DirecTV. You still have the 2 year contract, but you get the newer
items such as DVR for free. The free items are only for new customers
and not existing ones.

Brad