Others will also give thir opinion. Good luck.SueG10 said:Hi. We currently have Dish (since 2007) - with a receiver DVR that records 2 programs at once and connects to 2 TV's - but the box only gives one TV HD & the other is in SD - so then we are wasting a HD TV and seeing poor quality. We have an extra Hd box for a 3rd TV - but it doesn't have a DVR which I would like to have for the pause/rewind feature and skip the commercials feature! Instead of switching to their Hopper so we can get HD and DVR on all TV's and because we now have another son that moved back home and he is a sports (football) fan , we are thinking about switching to Direct TV with the Genie and 2 mini genie. I don't like change - or opening an "can of worms" so I have a lot of questions.
1. Will Directv want to rewire the house or use what Dish has in place???
That will depend on how / what the tech finds when he arrives at the location.
2. The mini genie - they will provide HD to all TV's ? ??? (if the program is transmitted in HD of course)
One client for each TV for HD TV. The Genie is the HR34 HDDVR.
3. We will be able to use all 3 tv's at the same time to watch 3 different live programs - right? Because I have seen a commerial and read something about going from room to room in your house and flipping on the tvs as you go and watching the same show on each TV - picking up from where you left off.
The HR34 ( Genie ) has 5 tuners.
The Whole Home feature is the last thing you described. If you start watching a movie in one room you can stop it ( not pause like the commercial says ) and resume playing it in any of the other rooms.
4. Will Dish want their Dish back? Or can we ask the new installer to remove it for us?
The DTV tech will not take down you old dish. You must do that. It is recommended that you leave the base plate in place so that you do not leave holes in the roof. I have done this with 2 old dishes that I had on my roof.
Thanks for any responses!