Well yes that helped, so this would be an upgrade to my current system. Does D treat a client as a receiver? If I would move that way, I have a swim16, and an 8W and 4W splitter. I suppose there would be no good reason to hold on to my H23 and H25 or even my exisint HR24 and HR22, would there.. What type of deal do you think D would make for this upgrade.
A client is treated the same as a receiver. Some people prefer receivers to clients though for the situation when the Genie fails as they could still watch TV where the receiver is. Some people also prefer the speed of the H25 to the clients, which can have a little bit of lag, especially the C31s compared to the C41. As for holding onto the other DVRs, I would keep them as that would give you additional recording tuners/space. If your current setup,is the HR24, HR22, H25 and H23 and you are adding a HR44, I would replace the 2 receivers with clients and keep the DVRs. If you don't really need all that extra recording space/tuners, I'd drop the HR22 for a client. That would actually put you at 7 tuners and keep you with a SWM-LNB with only one cable from the dish to your house.
Also, three clients would work perfectly but I read that the HR44 can only handle 3 clients. What would I be up against to add more receivers in the future?
Only 3 clients can be active at once with the Genie, but you can have more than 3 clients on your account. If you try to turn on the 4th client while the other 3 are on, you'll get a message that the Genie is not available. You can always add additional receiversDVRs though. Just remember that any clients, DVRs, or receivers are an additional $6/month.
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SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom