I guess its better than the box arriving 2 weeks after my install date, but what the heck? If its just a problem with the local crew, why not send the DISH1000 with the box? I can mount the new dish on the pole. Do you think there is any chance that they will bump up my install date? Will the VIP622 work if I connect it to the DISH500? I still have about 29 hours to clear off the old receiver.