I have been waiting for the 4:3 fix for almost a year. The last tech chat made it sound that the feature was already available. Dish doesn't disseminate any info to the call centers to let us know when it might actually arrive. Meanwhile the 6000 still loses sound or picture during HDTV broadcast (ie. Gladiator) I also have a DishPlayer which is terribly buggy. Needs to be reset at least once a month and loses everything I recorded occasionally. They do not seem to be producing reliable products. I am seriously considering switching to DirectTV - although I like DISH's programming better.