I currently have 1 HR-22 100 in my main room and one R16-500 in a loft. I have SWiM. I have the HR22 networked via hardwire to a switch that fans out the connection to my router (So I go from my cable modem to a wireless/wired router and then run one wire to another switch in my main TV room to connect to my TV, XBox, Blu-ray, SAT, etc). This HR22 also has the power inserter connected. I DO NOT have easy network access to the R16 in the loft. I finally bought an HD TV for the loft and want to upgrade so that I have 2 HD DVRs. I was thinking that I could get full MRV and network capability by doing the following, can you check my math:
1. Get rid of the R16 and remove the filter on the line
2. Get a new Genie and put it in the main room where the HR-22 is now
3. Connect the coax from the power inserter to the Genie and the CAT6 cable from my switch to the network port on the Genie (just as they are now connected to the HR-22)
4. Take the HR22 and move it to the loft
5. Get a DECA for the HR22 in the loft so it will work, connect the coax and network wires on the DECA to the HR-22
6. Call D* and ask them nicely to enable the whole house feature.
7. This will give me full MRV, internet, and use of the 6 tuners across both units to record, right?
If I didn't miss anything, the DECA/CCK features of the Genie will supply internet and internal media networking on the COAX for both boxes with no other parts other than mentioned. The network line supplies the internet connection and the Genie and the DECA on the loft HR-22 provide the whole house connection on the coax subnet. All correct? Anything else I will need or have to ask for? Cables?
BTW, what is the going rate to try and get an upgrade to a GENIE? Any way to get them to upgrade for under $100? Can I also get them to let me do it myself? They seem to want to force you to pay for an installer to come for a Genie. I was hoping to avoid $200 plus a $20 shipping fee, plus a $50 service call. I am outside my latest 2 year contract and willing to tell them I will switch back to cable if they can't make it competitive.
Edited by FlightRisk, 27 June 2013 - 05:27 PM.