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I have an original dishplayer 7100. I bought it in 1999 solely for the ability to pause live TV. We never subscribed to personal TV. 6 months ago we replaced our second receiver (a 4700) with a PVR501 which we love! I started thinking it would be cool to record on the dishplayer as well. I tried to set up a recording and it kept coming back with something like "requires a subscription to PTV". I thought that was odd since the capabilities are free with the 501. Anyway I called Dish and they informed me that was the case - for $9.95 a month I could have recording capabilities on my dishplayer. The CSR I spoke with didn't even know they still offered PTV, but her supervisor did. Is this consistent with what ya'll know out there - or is there another solution (other than the obvious: buy a 501, 508, or 721)?