UPDATED 3PM ET 04/30/04 SEE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE So that you do not have to go to that other thread and read through Hundreds of posts here is the summary that I had after reading them up to now. POSTED IN ORDER ==================== 4/30/04 - Valueeletronics.com cofirmed next batch of shipping today. Tracking numbers are being Emails to those in the next batch - Best buy is still saying next week - Expert Sat claims to have some in today. - other Updates below I will be on vacation for the next week so if others could please keep updating at the end, that would be great- thanks. 04/28/04 -ValueElectronics- Wendy who works there said the first 350 people on the pre-order list will ship Thursday. Robert the owner said several Pallets will be in by the end of May. 04/27/04 - Weakness.com is now trying to over charge people, asking for $1,299. Theres are due in by May 6th. -Tweeter is saying delivery on 4/30 at the Distro center. Depending on that stores truck schedule some may get it by 5/4/04 or 5/6/04 for Pre-order shipments. 04/26/04 -Best Buy is now saying May 6th for Ship date. -Value Electronics, no change (see below) -Good Guys, May 2. 892 people on the list currently -Solid Signal May3 04/24/2004 - Many got Emails from Best Buy saying the ship date was pushed back to 5/6/04 - Value Electronics is saying this is there current schedule from Direct TV 4/21 168 shipped to customers already, tacking confirmed in UPS. 4/30 168 shipping (we may receive 42 sooner) 5/03 60 shipping 5/19 60 shipping 5/28 450 shipping ================ total 906 04/23/2004 - Many are reporting that Best Buy.com is taking pre orders with delivery next week. Many have posted there order numbers. The item is hard to find on there web site, but it is there. 04/21/2004 - People have been posting that they have received there Tracking Numbers. The HD Tivo is on the way. Some ordered over night air. We should see the first actual customer (non beta NDA tester) review soon. - Several have called Good Guys. They all seems to be saying- in there distro center by 4/28 and then to the stores by May 1st for pre-orders only. - There are now Photos confirming that they are now in, and shipping today. See the link below for the pictures. The pictures show Robert standing by them. NOTE: the picture link has not always been working. Here is one that was uploaded: (cut and paste the whole line into IE). http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?postid=1892534#post1892534 - Word is that Robert flew to one of the Direct TV regional distro centers and that is why He was the only retailer able to receive them faster. He plans to ship from there. - Some customers have upgraded to Over night air and will have them Thurs This is for the first 174 Pre-oders from Value Electronics. 04/20/2004 - Robert just posted the the first 174 will for sure ship Wed AM 04/21/2004 (see Doug's post below) - Robert seemed so sure it was like He had them already. He said He was just being conservative with the May 1st post. - All other retailers, based on other posts they are still saying first of May for there first shipments all the way to the end of may. Depends on retailer. 04/19/2004 - Robert said from the Conference call shipments are delayed again (very end of April now} - Robert from Value Electronics is said to have a 5PM ET Monday conference call with Direct on the Shipping. - The HD Tivo has not been delivered to any store yet as of Monday noon. - The HDMI port is fixed (this had caused some delays). - Production shipments with the fixed HDMI port should ship sometime this week to ValueElectronics and maybe to other Big Box stores. - Some 200 final Production release HD Tivos were shipped to Beta Testers and Direct Executives and one to Robert in the last 1-2 weeks. These were found to have the HDMI port not to spec for 3rd party cables. Please feel free to add more to this list, but only summary information. Nothing else, we need a short bullet point list, like what you would give an executive.