Craig,

>
> 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.
>


Huh. That sounds a bit like "buying" a Kindle e-book.