I have been having some problems with my 722k and was browsing the forums. I came acros this one about external drives: http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/89635-external-hdd-format-question/ And saw the poster mention something to the effect of "he spent $39 for an external drive and it did not work". At first I thought he bought an external drive for $39, but then after reading a little more it kind of looked like he paid Dish $39 for some type of fee to use his own external drive. That post is locked so I could not ask this question there... Does Dish actually charge you a fee to use your own external hard drive? If so, talk about nickel and diming a person!