(Sorry for the long post but I haven't kept up with the latest offerings and I did read the Genie manual) Been thinking about upgrading to a Genie and we currently have a H24, HR24, and 2 Tivo SD's. My receivers have two coax cables ran to each ( I think) so I would probably need a dish upgrade also. I've been with DirecTV for several years and it's probably been a couple of years since my last equipment upgrade. Here's my setup: HR24 & one TiVo SD is in my home theater room mainly because I need the ability to have at least 100 season passes.The TiVo has an RF out so I mirror it to a bedroom from that DVR. I watch a lot of tv so my season pass limit on my HR24 is completely full and my TiVo Season Passes are at 120 although some could be deleted. For the record the season passes on my HR24 are all duplicated on my TiVo but only because I need to be able to watch my shows wherever I happen to be (home theater room or bedroom). Second TiVo SD is in my son's room and since he is blind I need to be able to keep this DVR. He is able to navigate via the sounds and familiarity of the TiVo GUI. I know it won't connect to the Genie but that is probably preferable anyway in this case. H24 (wife's receiver) is in another bedroom which feeds via an RF modulator 3 other small tv's in the house. It is the only other HD TV (32") we have so since my wife thinks it looks good at any resolution I have it set to 480p to get around the HD pop up screen. The Genie would go in my home theater room so I would discontinue using the HR24 and TiVo SD. The Genie's 5 tuners would be mainly for me although my wife's H24 (or HR24) would have access to it. Questions: 1. I'm assuming you can setup a Genie/Whole-Home Service and still be able to use another SD receiver (like my son's TiVo) outside of this system, correct? 2. Since I've never seen a Genie setup or had Whole-Home Service I'm a little confused on how this all works. With a H24 connected does it use it's own tuner to watch live tv or the Genie's? 3. With a Genie installed I'm assuming I can still continue mirroring the H24 (or HR24) to the 3 smaller tv's like before via RF modulator. I'm also assuming I can use a RF modulator to mirror the Genie to the other bedroom like I currently do with the TiVo. Big issue for me though, is there anyway to get around the HD pop up screen when I mirror the Genie because reducing the resolution on my 58" Plasma is unacceptable? 4. How do you switch among 5 tuners with a Genie? Double-play? Can you switch back and forth between specific tuners? 5. With the Genie series limit capped at 100 do you find it's still not enough? I'm trying to decide if I would be better off keeping my current setup (HR24 & TiVo) since I'm basically not limited to how many I can have. I'm also wondering about putting all your eggs in one basket if the Genie goes down then you have no tv. 6. Does a HR24 connected to a Genie/WHS still have it's own playlist or is it consolidated with the Genie's list? Does it in practice increase the overall series limit so it's not capped at 100? 7. Are there any major issues guys are having with the Genie? Quirks in viewing menu's from another client? Has anyone found that the Genie when new starts out extremely fast (like my HR24) but over time becomes extremely slow (like my HR24)? 8. Do I understand correctly that if I deactivated one receiver and added a Genie I would only be charged $3 monthly more for the Whole-Home Service? Consequently deactivating two receivers would put me in the red? 9. I would sure hate to have to send back my HR24, but if I understand correctly if I deactivate my TiVo SD (I own), swap out my wife's H24 with my HR24 and then deactivate/send back the H24 I would have 9 tuners. Can you request a SWM16 and does anyone know what they would charge me? 10. Any idea what getting setup with a Genie and upgrading my dish could cost me? Are they mainly sending out the HR44's or is there still a good chance to get a HR34? Like everyone I want the HR44 since I'm sure it's faster but I also need the Optical Out so I don't have to buy some adapter.