Is there any benefit, financial or otherwise for me as a potential new subscriber to Dish, to buying 211 receivers and then paying for the EHD option as opposed to buying ViP612 DVR's? My plan is to put DVR's in 3 rooms. Here's how I see it breaks down: The 211's are free for me, but I have to pay the $39.99 and buy an external hard drive for each. The cheapest I could find on NewEgg is around $40. So that makes each 211 with EHD costing $80. The 612 DVR's are $99 each but one of them is free for me. So this would be $198 as opposed to $240. But what about the monthly fee? Once the 211 is converted to a DVR, do you still continue to pay $7 per month for it, or does the price go up to $10 like the ViP612? The last thing I have to consider is installation in a 4th room. Dish told me that it costs $149 to acquire an extra ViP612 DVR. Maybe this is where the cost pays off. What does it cost to acquire a 211 as a 4th receiver?