I have a genie now for well over a year. When I got it I told the CSR that I was going to use it as a stand-alone unit so I could record 5 channels if I needed in the livingroom. No problem she said and I moved the older HD/DVR unit to my bedroom. Fastforward to this weekend when I get an email stating I have whole home activated. So I called to ask why and the CSR says that I have to have it if I have a Genie. Explained to her that I have not had whole home since I got it and they did not say I need it. She told me DTV was looking into accounts with the Genie and making them get whole home, after a little talking I wasn't able to get the 3.00 a month whole home taken off but she did credit me the HD fee for 6 months so I come out ahead for a little while. Question: Do we have to have whole home if we have a Genie?