We'll probably add these to the web page, but we've been answering alot of the same questions... So here are the "standard answers":
Can the 169time and the R5000-HD be installed in a STB at the same time?
No. Both devices uses similar signals and it is not possible to drive both at the same time.
Is it possible to remove the 169time and install the R5000-HD in such a way that the 169time could be re-installed at a later date?
Yes, we put an additional connector on the R5000-HD that exactly matches the pin out of the 169time. So it should be possible to convert a 169time "converted" STB to the R5000-HD. However there may be TBD
additional $ to do this, as it exposes Nexcom to additional warranty risk installing our product into a STB that has already been modified.
If my receiver were to die, could I send it to Nextcom with the new STB and have the R5000-HD unit removed from my broken STB and put in the new one?
Yes, $100 would cover our cost to remove, re-install, and return ship. Might be less if you let us keep the dead STB.
If I was to switch to dishnetwork, could I send the directv box back to you and have the R5000-HD unit installed in the dishnetwork box (or vice versa)?
It would be the same $100 price. We just need to cover our cost... Probably free if you let us keep the old STB
I am interested in self-install... I've had 20+ years doing component level electronic repairs, SMT, etc. I have access to SMT rework tools and routinely work with parts as small as 0402 and 10mil pin spacings...
We have no plans to support self install... It's too costly for us. Our technicians are quite competent at doing the installs in a very short amount of time. Supporting one user can easily take twice as long. Additionally, self install usually implies a discount. So you can see that it does not make financial sense to support self installs, Sorry.