Yes I understand those new features won't be available but as nice as they are what use are those if the basic need of an EPG is not even available for my territory.
What appeals to me about the 7080 is the hardware(although as usual from DMM overpriced), even with 'old' E2 the 7080 boots in around 23s.
It can have 4 tuners (which I miss from when I had an 8000).
With 'old' E2 all of the existing plugins that I use will work.
As my STB is my main entertainment centre not only for TV but also inet and local streaming'old' E2 will do me me very nicely thanks very much