I'll raise you one WTH! WTH WTH !? You said "The whole leased thing started March 1 2006. So if any box was purchased prior to that date, then it would be considered owned and anything after March 1 2006 would be a leased receiver and remain property of DIRECTV" and that was not entirely correct. He didn't say he WASN'T a former (or current mdu sub) and since he has an owned receiver showing as "additional receiver" on his account it was "possible." Aside from that, the statement still wasn't correct because ALL receivers obtained after the date you mentioned were not leased. There were exceptions , one big one being mdu's and lasting almost 3 years after 2006 and the other, as you know, were HR2x receivers that replaced HR10's that were owned even later. So there.