I am considering using the PP free upgrade on a Genie due to the age and slowness of my current system. I have a single SWIM LNB going to a 4-way splitter outside the house. Two of those lines go to my primary viewing area. One of the lines goes to my original HDTV receiver (HR20) from 2007, which is still my fastest receiver . The second line goes to a broadband DECA, which is hooked to my Linksys wireless adapter. The other two lines go to the master bedroom. One is hooked to a power inserter, which then goes to an HR22. The other line is unused.
With the 5 tuners on a Genie, will the upgrade require something different in place of the 4-way splitter? Also can it be done outside under the eaves in place of the 4-way splitter? The 4 cables are straight runs to two different rooms, so there is no logical place to add hardware inside easily.
I also might consider one of the mini-clients in the bedroom, if it is definitely faster than the HR22. I don't record tons of programming so I kind of like recording the same programs on both receivers for backup purposes. Any movies only go on the HR22 to save space on the HR20. I've never actually needed the backup feature, so if the client is a lot faster I may just not worry about backup.