I already have what I consider to be an expensive contract for pretty basic Direct TV satellite programming. It's like 70/month and a 2-year commitment. Well, I decided it would be nice to get a DVR finally. I was pricing them at Best Buy. About 200 bucks. So, I was thinking I buy this, and that's it. WRONG.
A Direct TV rep explained:
- I would have to extend my contract to two years
- The $200 fee is a "lease" fee -- I don't own it
- Trip fee for installing another line (to record a channel and watch another?)
- monthly fee for the added DVR service.
B.S. I am not committing myself to that expense just for the option of recording an occasional show. Certainly, there MUST be an alternative to this route. Anyone know how? Is there no device out there that I could place inline with my HD non-dvr receiver and record the signal coming in? Do I really have to pay all those equipment fees and stuff? Is there a third-party I could turn to?