tl;dr: Is the Cinema Connection Kit the same thing as Whole Home DVR service? Good afternoon, I called DirecTV today with a wish list that included the following: *Sunday Ticket with RedZone Channel *HR34 Receiver *Whole-Home DVR *No increase to monthly bill I was still on a the Total Choice Plus DVR package. I have five receivers and was paying $12.99 for the regional sports package and $4.99 for the HD Extra pack. My total bill was just over $135 each month. I called the Retention department and started by saying that I had no intention of canceling service but was looking for some help and figured that group could help me most. The gentleman I spoke with said he understood and asked what I was looking for. I read him the list and this is what he ended up with: *Added Sunday Ticket and Red Zone channel, along with Showtime and Starz free for six months. He said this wasn't Sunday Ticket Max and that I wouldn't get mobile access to the games (no problem - I have a Slingbox). He said he included Showtime and Starz because that was the standard promotion right now. *He also gave me a $10/month statement credit without me asking. *Switched me to Choice Ultimate and reduced the sports pack from $12.99/month to $6.00/month. *HR34 + Install for no charge All of these changes are reducing my bill from more than $135 month to right at $120/month. Now here's me question: He said he wasn't able to give me the Whole Home service for free, that they would have to charge $199 but that he could throw in the Cinema Connection Kit for free. I told him I wasn't wanting to spend that much so he put me on hold. When he came back, he said he was able to figure out how to charge me $99 for the Cinema Connection Kit for $99 and that would give me Whole Home. He also added a $10/month HD credit to offset the $99 I was paying for the Cinema Connection kit. That brings my bill down to $110 month. I agreed, but I did some reading after I hung up and now am wondering if it really is the same thing. So, does the Cinema Connection Kit really enable Whole Home DVR service? Thanks for reading.