What we've got:
3 LNB SlimLine
SWM8, circa 2008
two 2-way splitters
blue-insert F couplers
PHONCON with D* stating that we are eligible for a free Genie upgrade
What we additionally want:
SWM16 & new power supply
No one arriving at a "random" time to disconnect everything while the Olympics are recording
I also understand that an appointment to have an installer show up with "ah Genie" in no way guarantees a 44 vice 34, and despite my trepidation about the new remote, it is pretty clear that the 44 is the one we should want.
We've moved once since first subscribing, and other than the dishes at both houses and the HR21 that the first installer brought, everything else has been self-procured and self-installed, including WHDVR/MRV (on cat-5e).
So my questions are:
Are there versions or revisions of the SMW16 that tune more quickly than others?
Is there truly no difference between the HR44-700/500/200, including ease/issues with upgrading the internal hard drive? (I would never violate a contract.)
All three have Wi-Fi that can bridge WHDVR/MRV network to the InterWebs (temporarily)?
With whom do I speak to get the above gear we desire just shipped to us, saving D* a truck roll and me from their bad timing? I would also be willing to just go pick it up locally somewhere.
If you guys want to start another circular discussion about 34 vs. 44, that's fine with me, as I have a bit to add.