Okay, I don't know how to search for this without just asking... so thanks!
So, we've had DirecTV for 2.5 years. We have 2 HD DVRs with whole home DVR (so we've been able to record 4 shows). Our 2 other TVs have just had very basic boxes, no DVR service at all.
I called to see about what promotions were available earlier this week and scored a Genie with 2 mini-Genie boxes for FREE! They even mailed it directly to us for self-install, so totally free.
They are also letting us keep one of our HD DVRs. However, we obviously have to replace one of them with the new Genie box. I asked the lady on the phone if we would lose all the previously recorded shows on the one we replace. She said no, that with the whole home service, we should not lose anything.
But it doesn't make a lot of sense to me... if the local box goes away, how would the other box be able to access those programs? I think what she said might be right if we only had 1 HD DVR and just receivers. Do you think it's true with the 2 HD DVRs?
If indeed I am correct and we will lose the programming, is there a way to back up those programs or move them to a computer or anything?
Another question... once we hook up the Genie, she told us we will be able to record 7 shows (5 from Genie, 2 from HD DVR). Will the whole home service make that seamless? Will the HD DVR be able to play the shows from the Genie? It's an HR24-200.
Thanks for any help you can offer!