They don't? What is this on my dad's bill?I was aware of that. That’s why I said (regardless if you get a DVR)
But yes you can configure the package without a DVR, I think last time I did the math it was a few dollars more in year 1, but the real increase was in year 2.
At least Directv does not charge a no DVR Fee like Dish.
Can he somehow get rid of this fee? He is really unhappy with how much he is paying. I think he and my mom would be perfect candidates for YTTV, but there are serious gaps between channels they want to watch and what streaming offers.