"reached orbit but hasn't become operational yet..." (please, NO directv service reps need reply with their propaganda on this thread - its your statements that we are talking about ) does anyone find these comments aweful forward thinking and overly hopeful? i mean, why not wait until they get it all done. they are risking pissing off their customers. think of what happens if something doesn't work. what company in their right mind has their customer service reps, tv ads and website tell people that a new service is coming, given the obvious complications of deploying a sat, and that its almost here, even though they are just getting the sat tested? no thanks. i won't be using vista anytime soon for the same reason. everyone needs a new dish, new b-band convertors, new boxes, hope they have the system fully worked out, which they don't and they probably never will lol given their crappy HR20 software containted in a simple non-orbiting box hehe, etc, etc. and YES, it is a very complicated process to get sats up and an entire new system working and programmed. if you don't realize this then think about it a bit longer. i find it amazing that they are pushing so hard before all this is already up, tested, debugged and running. i'm going to LMAO if they have a total failure somehow hehe.