Originally Posted by felloffthetruck
these will be obsolete in the future
^^ How near of a future are we talking about? ^^
I doubt if they will be obsolete anytime soon. The only thing the new H20 receivers bring to the table right now is HD locals via satellite. There's been no discussion of any other content.
If you have no interest in HD locals via satellite (my OTA is just fine), these receivers will work just fine for many years. Geez, I have a SD box that is easily 10 years old and it still works fine!
For the record, I am sending one of my receivers (running software version 1.06) to Sony and see what they say. I figure for $84 my headache might just go away. If it works, I'll send the other one off. I'll keep you posted.
Just so that you know.... the only reason I have this software problem is that these are BRAND NEW never used receivers. If you can find a slightly-used unit on eBay - just inquire about the software version. Version 2.01.00 is current and if the receiver has been in use for any time at all with DirecTv, it will probably have the updates.
I've seen these receivers go for well over $800, though, so shop carefully.