No, it's not entirely baseless. I'm fine with it being levied on Dish subsidided recievers, but not the recievers you pay full price for. Also, you're forgetting about the lease fee. They're actually making $10 a month on DVRs, which actually adds up to $240 for 2 years. There should be no DVR fee for recievers that the customer purchased. Especially ones like the 921 where the customer pays a huge amount of money to become a beta tester.