Difficult to get that message across, isn't it? I own six HRs, but if they were all leased, I'd still have the PP. I've got nothing but good things to say about it.
I hear ya. I mean at this point I dont see much reason not to own. You can buy the reciever model you want for less then D* sells it usually and then your not under contract for 2 more years. Whats not to like about it and furthermore, why would anyone want to pay D* more for a reciever of their choice and then be committed to 2 more years. I know some get deals but really the only reason a half price or free reciever is even offered is so they can start the clock ticking again. I dont plan on going anywhere but I do like having control over things.
As stated above I to do not want to get stuck with say a HR21 of any kind. If leased what are my options seriously? Not like I can say I dont like this model please swap it. There is always a retailer like Solid Signal but then again your trapped for 2 years. With stations making demands and channels getting shut off these days I dont want to be stuck if I really need to move to something else. I dont see that happening and I really hope it does not but if say Sunday Ticket went to exclusive E* then I would be moving to E* without question. To each their own. My opinion is it does not make sence to lease with D* after the first 2 years for sure and it will take alot for me to start that 2 year clock again. That being said in a way Im hoping the new HD TiVo blows me away. We'll see.