Dish Promotes Low-Price PVR

EchoStar Communications Corp. said Tuesday that it would offer its new
direct-broadcast satellite receiver with built-in personal video recorder, the
'DishPVR 501,' for the promotional price of $200 to new Dish Network subscribers
through May 31.

New customers must commit to one year of programming at $39.98 per month to
take advantage of the price discount. The hardware typically costs $399,
including the antenna.

The company also confirmed that it would not charge a monthly subscription
fee for the PVR functionality, as competitors TiVo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s
UltimateTV do.

Beginning May 1, new Dish customers will also be able to lease DishPVR 501