FWIW, I just ran out to grab some dinner at a resturant - and on the way there was a D* white install truck 10 houses down the street (remember its past 9pm local). Now, I saw the truck there on Wednesday, lol, and was wondering wtf was up with that.
So, yes, again I stop and go ring the doorbell (as the lights were all on - the garage door open and 10 cars outside, I figure they aren't going to be asleep) and ask to speak the the D* Installer. Owner asks me in - he and his bud are all watching football in HD and drinking while the D* installer is working.
Apparently another installer had been there 2 days ago but wasnt going to go up on top of his 2 1/2 story house - so this guy was doing it today - wasn't the same installer - and he had not been there for 3 days straight.
Got his cellphone as I wanted to pay him off the books to adjust my AT9 to make sure the Ka feed is peaked correctly.
I asked him about the slimlines and he gave the typical "they are not out yet". I told him they were and being installed in other markets - he said they have only one for demo in the shop to learn how to install it.
I stated they probably want to use up the AT9s in stock before rolling out the slimlines. He then confided to me that was correct.
He also stated that the slimlines are easier to adjust than the AT9. I didn't get into it with him about what that means as he is going to come by in several days "off the clock".
But again, this a very large market which was in the first batch up with the HD-LILs.
So, it seems they are just trying to use up the old stock AT9 first.