I've read some of the other posts, but I feel like I still need some advice. We've been having some issues with the HR22-100, so we thought it was time to upgrade. The only other receiver we currently have hooked up is an old Samsung SIR-300, standard def. I was thinking about keeping it (we own it), and hooking it up to another TV later. DirecTV offered us a Genie upgrade, and a Genie Mini, for free. This would replace the HR22 (sending that unit back since it is a lease), and replace the Samsung unit currently in use. Here are my concerns/issues with upgrading:
1. What happens to the content on the HR22? From what I've read here, you can't put it on an external drive, and watch it on the new setup. Is that still true? The person at the DirecTV store made it sound like it was possible, but the posts here seem to contradict that.
2. Doing the upgrade, would I be able to add in the Samsung later? I don't think I currently have a SWiM set up, but moving to a Genie, it sounds like I would. I seem to recall a friend of mine having issues hooking up an older receiver to a SWiM set up. Are there any issues I should be aware of?
3. Should we keep the HR22, moving it to the TV that currently has the Samsung, or get the Genie Mini? The Samsung is currently in the kid's room, so starting a program in one room and finishing it in the other isn't that big of a deal to us.
4. Are there any other things I should know before I upgrade?