Well, you already "paid" for the HD receiver, not reason why to give it away. IIRC, you will pay the $3.00 a month WHDVR service fee regardless as the tech has to set you up for it if your get the Genie, at the very least to share the internet connection. you can disable playlist sharing if you really want
What do you mean to share the internet connection? I don't follow. The genie doesn't need to be connected to the internet as far as I know, I don't know what the sharing you are referring to is, and I don't think whole home service has anything to do with internet. But I could be wrong.
I do have a wired internet connection plugged into the hd-dvr right now (and what will be the genie) if that makes any difference.
Oh, I beg to differ. I think hd channels look a lot better in sd format than the sd feed most the time. Plus you'd be set if your tv dies and you have to upgrade,or if you ever decide to turn on mrv, you'd want an hd receiver there, there are no sd ones that will do mrv Since the pricing is the same, there's no way Id toss an hd in favor of a sd unit.
Ah yea very good points. I think I'll do that then.