Originally Posted by smlranger
What is the advantage of adding the DTV Genie vs. just putting one of their DVR receivers in the coach? We have a long winter trip planned and have been thinking of replacing one of the HD receivers with the DVR receiver.
Also, with the Traveler SWM, do you just run a second coax from the splitter to the Genie/DVR?
With a Genie you can watch one program and record four others at the same time.
A regular DVR you can watch one program and record only one other.
With SWM only 1 cable needed to any receiver you have from the splitter.
Your Trav'ler probably comes with a SWM8 multi switch that will run 8 tuners and has a 4 out splitter after the Power inserter.
A Genie has 5 tuners, regular DVR has 2 tuners and plain HD receivers 1 tuner.
Advantage with the Genie is you can watch anything recorded on it on other receivers or mini's in the MH. It is called "Whole Home DVR Services" and DTV charges another $3 a month for that plus the regular $10 DVR charges.