I have 1 HR-24s and 2 H-24s. I just had my parents move in and they record a lot of shows. I like the idea of having a separate DVR for them so I can keep mine organized. However DTV offered the Genie upgrade to me. It sounds like it would work also, if I don't mind the comingling of shows. We went from 3 to 4 viewing locations so I need one more rec of some sort at minimum. Options: 1 - add another HD DVR 2 - upgrade to genie with 3 minis I'm trying to understand the down sides of the switch, particularly the billing. Right know I pay the following for equipment HD - Free under free for life promo from 2010 giving $10 credit DVR - $10 Whole house - $3 Rec 1 - Free...first rec free Rec 2 $6 Rec 3 $6 Total equipment $25/month I saw this new $25/mth advanced reciever fee and I don't know if I'll get hit with that if I upgrade to genie or simply add a 2nd DVR. The description online mentions directv dvr plus and I didn't if either option would trigger it. Ideally, I'd like to keep my increase to another $6 additional rec fee.