Lawsuit fallout: Some DISH Network DVRs can longer longer be sold, activated
When DISH Network lost their appeal in the TiVo lawsuit that claimed DISH violated TiVo patents with their DVR’s they were quick to tell everyone that their DVR software had since been upgraded and no longer violate the patents and that no customers would see a service interruption.
Its true but only part of the story.
The majority of their DVRs no longer have infringing code, the VIP 721, 921, 942, and Homezone 1022 have NOT been updated and can no longer be sold or activated.
Customers that already have one will be okay, but if you’re in the market for a new DISH DVR, do yourself a favor and double-check that the model you’re looking at will be one you can activate.