To set the stage.... I made my yearly call to DirecTV today to see what kind of discounts I could get on Sunday Ticket, Red Zone, etc. Got another good deal IMHO, but on to the topic. I inquired about getting a Genie upgrade and the CSR said no problem, with a 2 year re-up.... Now I've been a subscriber since the beginning and been in the CSR carousel many times, mostly with Retention, and in this case also. But this CSR appeared to have her stuff together! I asked the question about would I get an HR34 or HR44. She said she would put it in the Work Order notes that the customer desired an HR44, but no guarantees. I know, we'll see. But the local DirecTV depot is 2 miles from my house, so I know where they live... NOW, I asked if I was to purchase an HR44 on my own, if I could get a credit against my account for the purchase price. She informed me that in the last 90 days that their policy had changed and could no longer do that. She told me they had reverted back to allowing "owned" receivers and not charging the monthly DVR cost for a customer owned receiver. I said "Excuse Me", are you sure? She said absolutely and that she had done a few already. Searched the forum on "Lease" topics and have seen nothing about this. So.... Fact or Fiction anyone?