Last night a fraud specialist called me from Directv. Apparently the HR21-700 I bought back in early January (which was brand spanking new in the box) was part of a large group (65 units) that was stolen from a Directv warehouse and funneled through ebay. The lady who called read me back my serial number and activation for verification - I can't believe I have "hot" equipment in my house! The ebay seller had a high number of feedback, was in the USA, and I even called the guy and spoke to him before I bought it. The fraud specialist said they weren't sure if Directv / police were going to need the units back for evidence or not. Be careful out there!