Advertisements A couple of months ago I paid around $169 to lease a HR21 ("paid to lease" -- this is the first advantage cable has over satellite) and have the "slim" dish installed. As of a couple of weeks ago, I lost a few channels (74 UHD, 79 HDN, 415 Once, 438 HITN and 455 CTV9) get the searching for signal message. I called DirecTV, went through all of their troubleshooting lists twice, once with the computer and a second tme with a live rep -- unplug, reset, check cables, check for obsturction, tune to test channels, etc. and after going through all successfully, was told a service call would be required -- AT THE COST OF $79.99 !!!! If I am leasing the equipment and am under contract to pay for service, shouldn't it be their responsibility to keep the service working? Anyway, Time-Warner doesn't charge a dime for service calls and you don't have to pay upfront for the right to lease. I wonder when DirecTV will finally get slapped by the feds for their shady business practices. Until they clean up their act, I recommend that people steer clear of this company.