I know there has been sprinkles of the HR22 threads in addition to the main one (the "HR22 .. It's real" thread), but I have not spotted anyone that actually have a HR22 Receiver in their hands that was brought to him/her by an installer... until now. I ordered a HD DVR receiver with DirecTV, and the installer came with a HR22-100. It is not "I called and the installation company assures me I would get a HR22"; I *physically* have the HR22-100 in my house and it was brought by an installer. I casually asked him when did this new shipment came in (I live in Southern California in case people didn't see my info to the left). He told me the shipment arrived last Wednesday. I know it is YMMV for when the HR22 spreads to your respective region, but at least we all know now that HR22 is finally trickling into the installation companies, NOT just retail companies such as Costco and Best Buy. Just a FYI, I got the HR22NC-100, which means "No Cable" AKA no HDMI cable. The installer gave me a HDMI 1.2a cable instead (I'll be buying a 1.3 soon so this is fine for now). I checked the sticker on the box, the sticker on my receiver, the software ID info, and my account on DirecTV.com, and everything says "HR22" (because I couldn't believe it myself either). I am certain people will ask or PM me how I got the HR22 as opposed to HR21 (the installer actually had both in his truck). I specifically asked the installation company to put "Customer will take HR22-100," and had the person read it back to me. However, like I said, it depends on the region. I made friend with my installer (got his cell phone number), and I suppose the current slang would be he "hooked me up." I am old and retired, so it is difficult for me to keep up what all the "young'uns" say these days. So good luck with anyone else going HR22 hunting without buying at retail stores/using external drives. If the info is trivial, I am sorry. But I figure with all the great knowledge I have gathered in this forum, it is only right that I contribute back.