Ken, Either I've never read all your posts before, or this is the first time you've put it all in one place... You are arguing from a completely different perspective than the one I, and I think others, have been replying to... There are some folks who bought and plugged in a 942 even in January who are mad... and while understandable, it's life so we end up saying essentially "suck it up". Your situation sounds quite different... Through a series of unfortunate circumstances you didn't open your receiver it sounds like for a couple of months... and then found out it was defective... so you are still trying to get a warranty replacement that works for your box. Now I understand better where you are coming from... and from a Dish perspective IF they are having such a hard time finding you a working 942 at this point and several months later... it seems to me it would be in their best interest to get you a ViP622 and call it a day. If I were a business, that's how I'd handle it at this point. Of course they wouldn't have to do it... but it just seems like the best way to handle things since your original purchase was only a couple months old when it failed and they have been dragging their feet at replacing it for you like they ought to.