I think that is the point of their demonstration stonecold. Just like the commerical that shows the two TVs side by side saying the picture quality is the same. They are just saying they are cheaper for the same thing and they are pointing out features that their DVR has that the D* one doesn't. I'm confused about what you are talking about with the BS Dish spin?
Dish is going spin it like they are going to give the look ours does pip and the remote not slow. ( which are valid points not deal breakers but good solid points )
They going to glass over all the things I can do with my HR2x that you cant do with dish .
Esata points instead of usb for external storage ( though they could come back an say ours just replaces the drive at hand. But at the same time you have to move shows rom the ext to the main with dish ) never mind i got on that tangent. Bottom line Dish would not let me show up and say hey look we might not have pip and our gui is a slower But we can do more . I stream content to my hr boxes almost daily, and we have a nicer on demand system. Dish wont tell you that why because it spin. just like we would put spin on dish producs and nvia puts spin on ati products and apple bashes pcs.
That HR2x box is not going to get a fair shake and where the heck did it come from is my 2nd queston
Now that CES is underway, they are just showing a loop of all the features and speed dish has that directv doesn't. They arent even showing live video, or letting anyone touch the remotes. Its basically an ad on 24/7 loop. The tv above the directv receiver is not showing the live feed from the directv receiver.