After being a Dish tech and not paying for my television, I now have to pay. (I am no longer a tech) I am considering giving uverse a try. If I understand the website, there is no commitment. (chatted with an agent). Can you install or add an external hard drive to the receiver? Do they have remote viewing capability like dish does...i.e. ipad/phone/etc? My last question, what does an install consist of?