First off, hello old friends. I've been out of the loop for some time now so be easy on me. Been with DirecTV since 2006. I'm starting to take a serious look at adding to my install of mainly HR20's, 21's and 22's (probably replace one) with one of these Genie's.
Will a Genie play nicely in a world of all older HR series DVRs or am I opening a can of worms? Will I be able to watch items recorded on the Genie from my other HR DVR's on my network like I can today with the "Whole Home" service?
Thanks for any and all advice.
Yes, they work great together. Keep in mind you can't go over 8 total tuners without adding a SWIM 16.
Genie = 5 tunes
HRxx = 2 tuners
Hx = 1 tuner.
So, without adding a 16, you can have a Genie, one HD-DVR, and one HD receiver (which how I'm set up)
If you want to keep more than one HD-DVR in addition to the Genie, you will have to have a SWM 16 installed at the time of your appointment. No extra cost as far as I recall, but they do need to know what you are doing ahead of time, or they won't bring the right stuff!
p.s., nice to see you again!