This is a problem all companies face and most deal with it by discounting the old model while they sell the new ones. DTV wants to get full price (I'm not counting Solid Signals sale to clear their inventory) to clear out old inventory. Imagine that you really want to buy that new 2015 car but the dealer still has 2014s on the lot that must be sold before anyone can buy the new model. I'd like to see that happen!
The good news is I don't feel like I'm missing much while I wait, in fact, I'm not even sure I want to take the plunge with a GG2. From what I've read transcoding is slow (better, but still slow on the GG2), video quality is adequate at best, and the firmware suffers from stability issues. I guess it's the techy in me that really just wants to see if I can conquer the device!
Yes and no. While generally this is true DIRECTV is in a more unusual situation where they can afford to run out of the old and then pull from the other pile once the old inventory is exhausted.
The biggest problem is we all know that if DIRECTV did discount the old and offer the new at the same time people would just argue and ask for the new at the olders price and they'd never get rid of them.
Personally I think the best thing to do would be to run a promotion for all new subs to get an old one for free till they are gone. Just say limited supply. That's solves all issues.