I was a DirecTV subscriber for several years, ending in 2009. We went with basic (non-digital) cable and OTA since then, and recently decided to go back to DirecTV. I have an install scheduled for 10/30, and am just trying to get an idea of what to expect.
I still have the 5LNB Slimline dish on my roof from before, with 2 coax lines run into my basement. I am in the Minneapolis area, and am getting a Genie with two Genie Minis. When I called to schedule, I was told that I was being automatically upgraded to the wireless Genie Minis, and that is what shows on my order confirmation.
I have a central location where my coax runs converge, as well as my ethernet (Cat6) runs/cable modem/routers/switches. I have two wireless routers providing separate G and N networks to my home.
At the location where the Genie will be installed (basement family room), there are 3 coax runs and 4 ethernet runs. The main floor living room has 3 coax and 3 ethernet, and the master BR has only 1 coax (no ethernet). I am planning Genie minis for those two locations.
I realize I may get an HR34 or a 44, though I'm hoping for the 44. I know they'll have to install SWM equipment for the new receiver (never had that before). I've been trying to understand some of the new networking setups that are being installed, like DECA and the "whole home" systems, and it sounds like some of the installers are installing things that aren't necessary (like networking devices that the receiver can do without?).
Any advice or heads up on what they'll likely do (and what I should do after they leave) would be appreciated.
Edited by 911medic, 28 October 2013 - 05:07 PM.