AJ - Typically, the low price you speak of is offered with a one year contract. The cost of the receiver is subsidized by the cost of the programming. You'll find the cost of additional receivers will be at or above $80.00. To use four names, cards and addresses, you'll also need four accounts (as shared accounts must have the same address). I've seen Radio Shack give great offers. They are now selling both E* & D*. They don't actually sell the E* equipment, they just sign you up. I have, otoh, seen stacks upon stacks of D* eq. Check your local RS, maybe you'll find something there.