Please Explain Latest Wiring and Requirements for Whole Home DTV
Hi, I have two TVs I want to connect to DTV satellite service in the near future. I used to have DTV up to a few years ago. It required two identical DVRs and (I think) the Slimline 3 dish (oval, one LNB element). This required two coax cables per DVR., so four cables exited the dish and ran inside the house.
I'm sure things are very different now. I assume I'd be getting one Genie main unit and one Mini? Is that correct if I only have two TVs or might they still dispatch two full function DVRs like in the past? The ordering process would have me believe I'd be getting the Whole Home setup but I didn't follow through completely, it was just to glean some info before pulling the trigger. I want to have the proper wiring ready before the installation is ordered.
Assuming I'd be getting a Genie setup, I'm wondering what their standard procedure is to connect up the components. How many cables would enter the house? Would a separate coax run go from the dish or an interior splitter to each unit? Are they networked together via coax or ethernet run between the units? Are they networked together via separate ethernet runs to my home network switch? Are any adapters such as multiplexers or splitters necessary?
Thanks you for your time and help!