I spoke with Julie at Provantage this morning re: my DTVPal pre-order status. She said that I might receive my boxes in late July to mid August. When I questioned her further I found out some new info.
She told me that they have been shipping some boxes out, but that they only get a small number of them from the manufacturer at a time. This seems consistent with what people have reported about Ultimate Electronics only receiving a few boxes at a time.
Since they have a lot of orders, and they only get a few boxes at a time, it could take a while before they are able to complete all of the orders, and it's difficult for them to know when someone will get their boxes.
She did tell me that the most recent boxes that they've shipped out were from orders placed on May 9th. My order was placed on May 14th.
So hopefully we'll start to hear from people who have received their boxes from Provantage. It might be a blessing in disguise if we receive the boxes with all of the bugs fixed.