Genie has multiple ir codes and rf and such. With this being the holidays and most stuff on repeat, I'd suggest you hold off a bit and watch all those recordings on the HR20 pronto. You can't hide it in a closet and use it as a server without paying for it. The other thing you could do is put it where the h20 is now and then have the genie and the HR20. And yeah, they will upgrade you dish with the install of a genie.