What is this all about? Can someone answer? My Dad is a long time subscriber to Dish - well, 2 years - and he goes to buy a 942, and Dish says "no". They then tell him he can buy the 942 from a local retailer, but the local retailer says that they would be able to buy the 942 from Dish, but that Dish won't activate it for him since he's not a new customer. Can someone please explain this insanity? May Dad is seconds away from telling Dish to screw off, and that he's going to go to Directv.