I currently have a dual tuner HR23-700 HD-DVR with "Choice Xtra Classic" package. My bill shows $10/mo for HD, $10/mo for DVR, and a refunded $6/mo for primary TV. I do not have the 'whole home' service activated. I have one oval shaped dish on my roof with two antenna gizmos pointing to the same place, each with a separate coax cable connected to my current HD-DVR (one for each tuner I assume).
I would like to upgrade my receiver to a Genie, but have a few questions.
1 - monthly bill - From my searches it looks like the only req'd increase would be the whole home service fee of $3/mo. Correct?
2 - dish/antenna/coax - I see that the Genie only has one "Satellite In" coax connection, compared to the two on my current receiver. Does that mean that I can use one of the two HD-DVR satellite feeds that I already have available for all 5 tuners in the Genie? If not, what is required?
3 - one time charges - I am off contract with DirecTV (well past my original 2 years). I know that they will 'negotiate' to a point, but what is their normal fee to swap out an HD-DVR for a Genie? I'm guessing I could do a new 2-year commitment to get that fee waived, yes?
TIA for any helpful replies.