My "plan" is to buy a vip222k but only want to activate thru sobongo (aka AAD "Mydistantnetworks"). Is this even possible? I know that #1 after a new receiver downloads software, you can't do ANYTHING w/ it until you plug it into a phone line. And the website where i'm planning to buy it from (http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Order/Receivers/Dish-Network-Receivers.htm) mentions something about a purchase aggreement, having to activate it w/ 'qualifying' programming (doesnt state what that is) or be subject to a $100 fee. This could be just somethin this dealer has to do, but it might be a dish network requirement. I know D* requires activation of all new receivers. So my ultimate question is: Is it possible to activate a new recvr w/ just DNS or do I need to add it to my Dishnetwork account. Can anyone think of any other hurdle to jump over when the receiver downloads new software?