Plus a little cash depending on what all you are offering. I just need to be able to see DTV's HDTV offerings. Do I have to have an oval dish just to get their HDTV chanells? The Pioneer A03 drive retails for 999.00. DVD-R's can be played in most DVD players. It comes with software. Making DVD's is just a little beyond my technical abilities right now. I am going to wait for a set top version. Feel free to post any offers in this thread. Kevin C.