I am a VERY long time DTV customer. I have an HR54 (which works fine), an HR20 that has some problems and requires a reboot every 1-3 days, and an HR23 that just completely died. I also have an HR44 in my closet, (but I assume I can't use that as a replacement for one of the older receivers?) I absolutely do not want to sign a contract again. I suspect 2 years from now I will be long gone from DTV... I'm trying to figure out what options I have. Can I just buy one (or two) of these DVR's that claim to be "owned"? If so, how do I know I will not have a problem later. Or how about one of the Genie clients? If I buy those will I end up in a contract again? Last time these didn't even tell me I was getting into a contract again (which wasn't a problem, but they never even told me!), and I don't want that to happen again.