Thanks, looks good. I have a Hopper now .Don't need but one DVR with output HDMI & Component for My Sharp 12000U in same room. Genie fee seems high, is AM21 something Direct offers. Do like to record locals. What will next receiver down from Genie rent for and would it be say like a Dish 722 ?This is how it looks with a Genie and AM21.
I called Dish Loyalty and they got things ok for now. AT250 with FS1 & 2 discounted...I really thank you for the info, even Direct tv seems not to know about OTA ?Yes, the AM21 is available in their website. I got Directv through a retailer, and the AM21 was free from them. Check around the interwebs and see what offers you can find. Using the HDMI and component at the same time is not reliable on Directv. Mine won't let me - some copyright message pops up. Some people have been able to share that way, however. Depends on your programming. I have Showtime, so perhaps that's why. If you're going to use two TVs on one receiver, I would recommend using a good HDMI splitter. That is what I do and it's flawless.
I will let someone else answer about the fees - I am on the old system and pay $3 for whole-home (which just comes with the Genie, can't be removed, even though I have only 1 receiver) and $10 for DVR fee, and HD free for life. This was a promo the aforementioned retailer had several years ago when I signed up. They have re-done the pricing for advanced receivers and I am not 100% sure how it's done. I certainly wouldn't pay $25/month for any receiver on any provider!
Directv kinda went away from the OTA being a priority when the majority of the OTA markets were available.
The pricing that was in question earlier is really not as bad as it sounds.
It includes the HD fee, the DVR fee and the Whole Home fee all bundled into one.
However, these fees are only charged on the 1st recvr, NOT EACH recvr.
So it's Not $ 25 per recvr.