Thanks everyone, I just called D* and they're giving me the Genie and the client for free! I just have to pay $50.00 for installation plus $3.00/month for whole home service. They also put in the notes that I am requesting the 44. Install will be a breeze since I have the SWM8. Disconnect old DVR and connect coax, am21 and ethernet cable to Genie. remove second DVR and connect coax to client. Is there an option on my DVR that I am keeping that I have to select for whole home DVR? Do I have to select an option on the HR34/44 and the client for whole home DVR?
Yes, you will find these Network and Whole Home settings need to be redone after the install. Don't forget to "allow" other connections.
The installer should install any DECA equipment you need. He may want to put in a CCK, or set you to wireless if you get the '44. Just let him do it, and then customized yourself when he goes.