I just called D* to get a quote on switching my service over from cable. Some of you might remember me from a few years back. I have moved to a new location that has a very good whole house cable installation, but zero D* equipment. The quote I received included a free Genie, and a wired genie client. (I don't know the model numbers) Apparently my area is not yet eligible for the Wireless Genie client. If someone could help me with the following information, I would be very grateful: 1. Can I do my own install on a pole outside my home? a. Where do I get the equipment to do so? Or how do I arrange that with DirecTV? 2. What equipment do I need? I used to need a powered SWim splitter in my old location. I want to power at least 1, and up to 3 TVs. I have the Original HR20-700 from the days I participated in the CE program. I might want to connect that at some point. Can I simply put up the new Dishes, and connect the output cable to the cableTV lead that goes into my home? If I could, the install would be so incredibly simple. Because the pole would go up about 10 feet from the location. **The cable splitters I have in my home currently are connected to a power source.** Will they work? I've attached photos. 3. The quote included Uverse Internet and phone. Can a standard alarm system use the Uverse phone? I tend to cling to my landland for security reasons. Will I lose Uverse Internet and phone during a power outage? What if I have them on battery backup, and have a generator? Does Uverse have head-ends on generators? 4. Finally - What should I be careful of, or make sure to request with my 2 year commitment? A certain model Genie? A particular Dish model? Etc. Thanks in advance for the assistance.