still confusing too me
does the genie can connected directly to one of the tvs?
how to the other tvs connect to the genie?
if I want OTA, how many coax connections would a room need?
right now, I have the multiswitch in my closet (since all the sat lines go into that closet) and two coax lines are ran to each room. If I want to replace my 3 hd dvrs with this set up and use an OTA antenna, not sure how it works.
You would have one coax to each DIRECTV unit. With swim, you only need one coax and it you can use regular splitters after the lnb of multiswitches to feed other rooms.
Connecting to the TV is the same as any receiver.
You can use genie clients for other tvs in the house after the main one has the genie hooked up to it, which makes all the tvs seem as though they are connected to the genie. One series manager, one to do list, etc.
Since you already have two coax run to every location, you in luck. Just use the second now unused feed to deliver a over the air signal to an am21 connected to the HR34 and you will have over the air everywhere as well, assuming your using genie clients.
One note though, genie has 5 tuners total to use between recording and watching live TV for all tvs Ina genie system, assuming your using clients as well. Also, an am21 will only tune to 2 over the air channels at once, so if you recording 2ota channels, you'd have only 3 sat channels available.