Hi all, I am trying to get up to speed on the HR44 so by the time it's available in my area, I can make an informed decision to upgrade. Thanks in advance for your help, as I have a few questions; I have been trying to read everything but there are some gaps in my knowledge. I currently have a Slimline-3 dish, all the HD channels (I think my dish was replaced to the Slimline-3 a few years ago when a slew of new HD channels came online). I have two HR20-700 receivers, both with external disks. It doe not appear to me I have any other active electronic devices inside the house, just cable and splitters to the TVs. If I replace 1 HR20 with an HR44 only (no Genie) - do I need to replace anything else? Is this something I can swap out or is there a need for DirecTV to come out? (I am assuming I would buy (lease) it somewhere else, install, and call DirecTV to activate, although I realize it may make more sense to have DirecTV send me the HR44 as there may be a better deal in return for a 2 year commitment). If I want Genie sharing, I assume I would get an HR44 and a C31 would replace the second HR20, is that correct? Is any equipment needed? It seems like this is the case where it's better to have DirecTV come out to do the install. It appears to me the HR44 has a SATA connector for external disk. I realize I can't carry across old programs. Is there anything else significant I should know, or anything I said that was incorrect here? Thanks again for your help!