Summer 1995. Got a 2 receiver setup at Radio Shack. The cost was around $1500.00 and I had to install it myself. I have moved once and have done all my own installs and upgrades. One service call during that whole time and that was because they wanted a tech to check out a bad receiver before they would replace it. Otherwise they have replaced all failed receivers without a problem. I will be 73 next month. I guess that makes me an OLD customer.