Earlier this year directv came out and installed my 4th hd dvr. I currently have now 4 hd dvr's and 2 standard hd boxes. For them to add the 4th box they ran 4 new wires from my dish (that I later had to pull up and bury over again in conduit the whole way across the yard because they didn't bury very far and my son was digging it up!) that ran to a 8 way or some sort of swm expander as I already had a swm setup. They told me then that would be the last box I would be able to install because of all the tuners combined with the dvr's blah blah blah. I've been wanting to watch and use my iPad with the directv app, so today I looked at my account and it said I was eligible for a free hd dvr box, so I called and was like can I get the cinema kit instead since I didn't think I cold have another receiver? My wireless router is n my office on my desk right beside a hd receiver, well they told me I could upgrade that receiver to the hd dvr and have the cinema kit for free and $50 labor. So, that's perfect because to have cinema kit u have to have dvr so they'll be beside each other now. I wasent really concerned with the whole home as I have boxes in every room and almost all dvr's now, but will I be able to use the iPad as a remote with every box or jus the one in my office connected to my router? Or would I need whole home also to work everything, and would a phone line have to be plugged up to every receiver? And last but not least how are they gonna get this to work if they told me before I was maxed out? Told the girl on the phone to please make sure they send someone to know what there doing cause back n march when I did the new 4 lines and expander 8 way the guy had no clue and never had done it before and supervisor had to come finish the job! She says dnt worry our computers are smart and pull up what equipment u have now and how u have it wired and will let installer know what to have with him for the job Thanks for yalls advice in advance!