I am in WI and Dish's website local retailers list has AT&T (with an asterisk that states they don't sell equipment), Cellular Connection (phoned them and they don't sell equipment), Sears and Radio Shack.
I tried two Radio Shacks within a couple miles of each other.
#1 knew nothing about the DTV Pal, until I showed it to him on a website.
He had no listing showing under new products expected.
#2 Immediately knew the product that I was referring to and said, "Our Dish rep. told us about it, but Radio Shack hasn't decided if we will sell it. If we do it will be at least the middle of next month."
Neither store stocked any box, but would free ship the Digital Stream DTX 9950.
Disclaimer: I don't endorse any particular brand. Purchasing electronics is a compromise.
Brand selection may not be a main consideration.