We recently retired, live in a rural home with no internet, and am tired of signing contracts only for them to raise all the package prices by 50% without warning and tack on fees that are not spelled out. Excited to see we can have pay-as-you-go satellite tv with dish network. However, i am worried i will buy "refurbished" or other off contract equipment only to find out that dish network may not support it. I would like to have a DVR, and be able to record one channel while watching another. One TV, one couch, one room, no sports, nothing else special. I noticed the same equipment on the dishnetwork dot com is about 1/2 the price on ebay or amazon. Any recommendations on dish and receiver? I am frugal but don't want to limit our options.