Advertisements I can kind of understand the concern about forced leasing but honestly I don't see how it has hurt anyone. I paid $850 for an HR10-250 which is now basically a useless door stop. What good does it do me to own it. At the same time DirecTV gave me 2 free HR2x's when they switched to Mpeg-4 which were both leased plus I paid $199 for another one. I guess I am not sure why I care if it is owned or not.