Looking to make the jump myself. I've been holding on to my HR20 and H20 up untill now because DTV still hadn't done HD locals in my area. As of a month ago they finally launched.
I have some recordings on the HR20 that I'd like to keep, what are my options? Use it as an active receiver? The UI is sooo slow it drives me crazy. Can I keep it in a closet somewhere to serve the recordings over WH and not pay the receiver fee? I understand from reading some threads that it's not possible to transfer recordings to the new DVR.
I still need to do some more reading here, I'm not entirely sure if I'm going to need a new dish or not, right now I have the non-SWiM AU9 I believe.
*EDIT* Oh, and I'm using an alternate IR code set in my home theater - does the Genie still have this feature?
Genie has multiple ir codes and rf and such. With this being the holidays and most stuff on repeat, I'd suggest you hold off a bit and watch all those recordings on the HR20 pronto. You can't hide it in a closet and use it as a server without paying for it. The other thing you could do is put it where the h20 is now and then have the genie and the HR20.
And yeah, they will upgrade you dish with the install of a genie.