Currently we have:
- One HR20-700
- Two HR22-100s
We have had them for a long time. When we moved (a few years ago) they were installed in a SWiM installation, but it was before they were doing the whole home DVR thing. Two of them our currently connected to the Internet through a Gigabit ethernet router and Cat6 unshielded cabling. We also have dual-band 802.11N wireless, however, I try to keep stationary devices off the wireless to avoid congestion.
I contacted DirecTV today to see about a whole home DVR setup. I seamed to remember that about a couple of years ago, it was suppose to cost about $150 for installation, plus $3 per month. When I called today, I was informed that I didn't need anything since I had SWiM and that I just had to request the service and be willing to pay the $3 per month. This didn't sound right, but anyway, we went on to talk about the Genie.
I decided to get the Genie. I was told I didn't need the Genie mini boxes as my current HD-DVRs were able to be Genie clients. I was told there was no need for an installer and that they would send me everything I needed. When I look at my order online, it includes the Genie (I am not sure which model), the Cinema Connection Kit, and a VCONWifiDeca.
- Is this everything I need?
- Does it matter which receiver (by type or location) is the one that connects to my Internet?
- May I connect to my Internet wired instead of wireless with what they are sending me?
- Is there more (or different) equipment I need?
I am usually quite good and this type of thing and I tried reading various threads related to the whole home DVR, SWiM, DECA and Genie, but just found myself even more confused on what I need.
I thank you for any guidance you are able to provide.