I talked to a guy at Hi-Fidelity yesterday and he said that Cox is going to be selling the boxes and Hi-Fidelity is going to be their exclusive retailer. He confirmed sometime in September. Not too surprising really, considering Cox is making customers purchase the box in most of their markets now. This is disheartening for many reasons, the 2 main ones are the 5100 (which is most likely the box they are going to be using) doesn't have a DVI output, and if they do upgrade to a PVR box, such as the 6200, I get the feeling they won't have any kind of upgrade plan.
Now, I used to work for Cox, so I got used to having to defend their business decisions, but this, to me, is just monumentally stupid. The one advantage that cable always trumpets over satellite is "no equipment to buy", so why make us purchase a STB? If I wasn't so dependant on my cable modem, I might consider dropping cable and going with a dish to get HDTV.