So, I am interested in obtaining a DirecTV HD DVR HR21. I see I can get it from them for $199. If it lives up to it's promise, that's not bad at all.
Now, for the topic I am sure has been discussed...
Where can I buy this unit so that I OWN it? Buying from DirecTV introduces a $5/month lease fee, which is a lame way of getting more money out of you. I've been reading different things about people buying this equipment from other retailers and then DirecTV still assessing the lease fee.
And, shouldn't this be a "lease to own"? So, after how many months should I have to pay this fee before I actually own the device? Seems to me that DirecTV would just continually charge you until it's time to replace it, and then require you to return it. If that's the case, then they should just charge a rental fee and skip the $199 price tag.
Should I just suck it up and buy it from them and pay the $199 tag and the lease fee? Or do I look for it and buy it to own?