I’ve been seeing reports from folks who have been notified that their replacements for returned LX800 models are being shipped. At least one 10″ combo arrived yesterday, and underwent first light last night. An image from that session is proffered here: http://www.meade4m.com/index.php?/gallery/image/141-m81-first-light-with-lx850-02122013/
I find that very encouraging!
No ship date for my mount yet. I’ll be tearing the existing mount down this week/weekend so I’ll be ready.