I was looking to buy an owned HR44 off of eBay, and had called the DirecTV Access Card department to check out a few RID #'s. After letting him know that I was looking to get an owned receiver, he mentioned that it was possible to have a leased receiver deactivated, then pay a $135.00 non-return fee, and then activate it again as owned...you don't have to get a new access card, either. This can't be done with the Genie's, unfortunately...the only way to get an owned Genie is to buy one from a former DirecTV employee, or buy from someone that got one from an employee. I asked how much a Genie would cost if I wanted to buy one as owned, and he said all Genies are leased and there's no option to buy one to own. The $135.00 non-return fee was for the HD-DVR's. The fee for HD Receivers was $45.00 Sorry if this was common knowledge, but I never knew of this option before.