I have an HR24, HR20, and HR22 with SWM. I'm out of my two year commitment period and that's when I generally try to re-optimize my hardware with the "latest and greatest."
I've been really mulling over what to do. I want to get a genie (preferably an HR44, though I know I can't choose) for the main TV, but I'm not crazy about replacing the other DVRs with clients.
Ideally, I would swap the HR20 for a genie and the HR22 for another HR24. The thing that's holding me back is I'd prefer not to have to have a technician swap my SWM LNB and run the four lines to a new SWM16 to support the 9 tuners.
So, here's my question: Has anyone heard any rumblings that DirecTV will come out with a new generation SWM LNB that will support more than 8 tuners--or is this just a fundamental technical limitation that can't be overcome?