I have been offered the upgrade to Genie path from DirecTV. I have read through the forums and have found a lot of answers. Everything with my setup is working fine. The Genie is somewhat attractive because there are a few times where double play gets interrupted by a need to record something I have put on the to do list. This doesn't happen a lot. It also is interesting to be able to have one place to worry about all your recordings -- though I realize the "all your eggs in one basket" problem. If there was an up charge on this I probably would stick with what I have. I think I will end up getting nicked for an extra $3 for the "whole home" aspect, since I am not signed on to that now. Otherwise it seems like the monthly cost is the same. Yes, I know I have to agree to a 2-year contract, but we've been mostly happy with DirecTV (since the HR10-250 days) and the alternatives aren't impressing me. My question(s) are more related to performance of the hardware. I currently have three receivers. I don't know if I should keep any or replace all. My gut tells me I should replace all, it will be an easier system to work with. But that's my gut. If I replace all I don't know where the main unit should go and where should the minis go. Wiring isn't an issue as I pulled multiple Quad-shielded coaxes and Cat6e to each location and all are working well. A) I have an HR21-700 hooked up to a flat screen (Samsung 3D set -- I don't think it can be an RVU) where we do most of our viewing. I have ethernet, phone and 3 coax runs here and there is an AM-21 connected for off air. B) I have a HR23-700 hooked up to a 1080p projector (EPSON 3D) in a theater setup. We do watch the projector, but it is more of an event so it doesn't happen all the time. I have ethernet and 3 coax runs here and there is an AM-21 connected for off air. C) I have an HR-20-700 hooked up to a small 21" (or so) flat screen to watch while doing laundry/ironing etc. This is the one place that doesn't have ethernet close by. Q1: Should I replace all with the Genie system? Since tuner capacity is pretty good right now, having 5 seems like that will be more than enough. (i've rarely not been able to record something) But I want the experience of flipping through the guide, changing channels, video and audio quality to be the same or better than what I have right now. Q2: If I do replace all, where should the main unit go? Since we watch more normal stuff on the Samsung, I want to make sure that the interface works quickly with no lag etc. When watch using the projector we usually don't flip channels a lot or go searching through the guide as much. I assume the video/audio quality is the same coming out the HDMI of the Genie and the Genie. Is that a correct assumption? (all display connections are HDMI) If the HR44 (assuming that and not the HR34) has better video/audio quality then I would connect that to the projector as the large screen will show more artifacts. (This is coming from someone who always watches the local stations via the AM21 because the compression via DirecTV is worse than OTA.) Sorry for the verbosity, just couldn't find these answers through searching.