In fact, he said the Monday launch is not even a given, considering there have been a few hiccups (noted here) with West Coast boxes that worked fine until they got the new download, though I have no idea how many.hasan said:The release is slower this time. Word is that it won't be released nationally until Monday.
As far as frequency of updates, it will slow down, to be sure...but comparing it to some other box (R15 or whatever) is not a good predictor at this time...we are still VERY early in the developmental cycle. We have been told OTA by Dec 1, and that is looking pretty good if not before. (Which would mean another update in around 2 weeks)
The one thing that's sure is the roll outs will be slower to cross the country (unless it's an emergency fix) as D* is being cautious. These observations are sort of a summary of what I have been seeing Earl say, and he has been very reliable to this point with his inside contacts at D*