I kicked DirecTV out of my house a few years ago. I've been streaming and OTAing it since then. I dumped DTV when I upgraded to the HR54, which took some work, I had the protection plan that stated I would get the latest equipment, I didn't. A complaint to the BBB and DTV called me and I said send me a HR54.. It worked fine the first day, then it updated itself overnight and it started constantly harassing me to add the internet. Well....it is satellite based and I didn't want the Net hooked up to it. The ETF was expensive. Now does Dish require the Internet? If it doesn't, will the receiver start harassing me for a connection?