Supposed to have been released Last July of 2010 and then it was projected to be release by mid August of 2011. You see we are now past mid August and no sling extender. So now it will be a race to see which actually hits the market first by November: sling extender or Xip whole house dvr. I am betting on NEITHER showing up this year.
I hope not. All I need is the sling extender and I would have full hd tv 2 functionality in my home with the existing 722k + 211k receivers. I ' m sure that DISH will add a FEE to each 110 in your house with the Xip dvr. This is DISH we are talking about here, and I don't see them leaving any money on the table, so to speak. This will make the new whole house dvr prohibitive to many due to the higher costs associated with the fee structure. DISH has already made the second dual tuner dvr in your home a thing of the past ,due to the $10.00 - $17.00 additional receiver cost for a 612 or 722k. I don't see them giving up the revenue from additional receiver fees with this new system.