i understand that without some "free hd" promo, dtv charges for hd channels if you have any hd box that has a lease.
you could ask dtv for an sd-dvr, or try to find someone online selling an owned sd/hd dvr, but be careful - a lot of people advertise online that a dvr is owned when they're not.
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