That's is my point, I don't need a Genie so why add one to the mix and still keep the 6 HD/DVRs? It's not like I will be trying to watch something in my mothers room or my sons, so those tuners are usless to me. A Genie, for me, would be overkill since everyones needs are met with 6 units. If I did not have those 6, then maybe a Genie but with 2-3 more HD/DVRs as well would work. I have 12 recordable tuners for 4 people, plus 2 extra tuners in D12s for viewing. For a couple or a couple and a child, a Genie may be great but for us with 4 folks ranging from 14 to 90yoa, 5 tuners would not.
One size doesn't always fit all. I was just giving the OP another point of view.
Well I can tell you right now that is someone is watching a recording off my HR24, that means no one else in the house can watch anything else off that receiver at the same time. That IMO is a big Down fall.
Which is why I have HR34,24,23,H25 on my account.
And I don't need 5 receivers along with 4 additional receiver fees like I would have with 5 HD DVRs 10 tuner system.
In your case you have 12 tuners, ok you can get 11-13 Tuners for less money if you had a Genie and dropped 1 or 2 of your HD DVrs, saving you $6-$12 per month, and you can still stream 6-7 rooms.
Blue Ridge Communticatons
Digital HD Basic Plus, Cinemax,Showtime/TMC,Starz /Encore
Tivo T6 (Roamio Plus) Master Bedroom,Samsung 5300 40 Inch
Tivo Mini Livingroom Vizio M602i-B3 60 Inch
Tivo Mini Bedroom 2 LG 26LE5300 26 Inch
Tivo Mini Bedroom 3 Element ELEFW328 32 Inch
Cisco HD ,Bedroom office 4 Magnavox 32 inch
Arris Touchstone DG1660
Dream 60 Mbps down 3 Mbps up.