After the convertmy.tv thing, the NTIA hired lawyers. They seem to be focusing on pre-orders of analog pass through boxes. The NTIA ought to be staffing up so they can process CECB approved boxes!! It took almost 3 months after FCC approval for CECB to list the Zenith, and the Insignia -APT, which was FCC approved when the Zenith was, is still not on the CECB list. Microprose is suffering similarly slow processing.
During pre-order sales, Provantage seemed to be paying close attention to orders vs. the number of boxes the supplier committed to sending. They even stopped taking orders for a short while to check with their supplier. That's what makes me think it may have been something about the 60 day processing method, rather than their ability to deliver product as estimated. As Mosquito said, we don't know the whole story. It does appear, though that Convertmy.tv was given a considerable amount of time (maybe 60 days?) to fulfill the orders before they had to refund money to the customer.
Unlike MaxMedia, I have every expectation that Echostar will deliver, and soon, and since Provantage took some caution with orders vs. supplier commitment, I'm at least hopeful that those who ordered will get their boxes. I would have ordered there myself, except I was trying to figure out which boxes would be out before my coupons expired.