Nice! I'm psyched that it's finally available.Well I pre ordered two H3's & 5 Joeys with the new dish & LNB, and it ships in the 28th.
I'm going to wait for the moment. The new voice remote hasn't been released yet (still a few months away), and I'm also waiting to see if Dish will keep their word and update the original H2K with the new Carbon UI. Apparently, you can manually download the new Carbon UI if you have a HwS, by entering a secret key combination on the remote, but the combo doesn't work for the original Hopper model... at least right now anyways.
Vivek did say the new UI was coming to the Hopper "family", so we'll see if that means the H2K will get it.
My main reasons for getting the Hopper 3 are the Carbon UI and the Voice Remote. If the Carbon UI is released for the H2K, then I may just keep what I have for the moment, instead of spending a couple hundred on a new LNB, node device, and the Hopper 3 itself. Otherwise, if the H2K doesn't get the new UI, then I'll probably buy a H3 later in the year.