Let me see if I can get someone from Fortec on our next Podcast and have them give us an update on the Passion.
Also, from that e-mail it seems that the NA version of the Passion will be a completely redesigned receiver from the Euro one. That brings up the hope of 4:2:2 support, as well as (hopefully) an external PVR function. This Visionsat has me spoiled, I'm afraid
Talked to a Fortec Tech in Canada...The 1st Generation of Passions for NA will NOT have 4:2:2 capabilities,due to problems they are encountering with the manufacter who makes the chips..also said the 2nd gen for NA might have it..hopefully..