DirecTv is taking the installation quality issues seriously. First they started with live quality checks of Ka/Ku installations/upgrades. They are now starting the next step. A bit of background. For those that played with the new sat screens in the past round of CE's, thats what they were for. Also, remember Earls signal survey. While I can't say for 100% that is what it's being used for, it's a safe bet that it is. To put it bluntly, an unacceptable percentage of HDDVR installs/upgrades have needed multiple truck rolls due to signal level issues. Not equipment issues. The fault for these multiple truck rolls can only fall on one place. The tech. Either (s)he didn't properly aim the dish, aimed it into trees, wrong switch, or old/bad cabling. Their have been countless threads of using the old switch or the tech not knowing what the signal levels should be. Anyway, DirecTv is firing up the weed whacker to weed out the hacks. What will happen? Once activated, the box will run some internal self-tests on the signal levels. If the test fails, there will be an on screen display stating that the IV Test failed (IV = Installation Verification). It failed, now what? Now the tech has a chance to tweak the dish, put in the proper switch, etc. Whatever needs to be done to get it to pass. Once it passes, life is good and everyone enjoys HD. What if he can't get it to pass? No fear, he can call in to get a waiver. He will have to call a special number, give some info off the screen, then the CSR will unlock the box. But there is a catch. If a waiver is used for any reason, a roll back activity is automatically generated. The roll back will be set up at the customers convenience to fix the installation to bring it within specs so the box can pass it's internal tests. A note about the roll back activity. The purpose of the activity is to bring the installation/signal levels within spec. It is not for adding an additional receiver, moving receivers, etc. Doing any additional work will incur additional charges and/or an additional appointment. Initially, this will be in three markets on the HR2x & R22s. Then rolled out nationally. Just to add, please don't turn this into yet another bash the installer thread. This post is intended to be informative and positive for everyone involved. If it starts down the bashing road, I'll ask a mod to close it.