Genie is huge, 27
Cleaned up some of the wiring.
DirecTV dish (reused)
I had DirecTV from 2006 to 2010 and I took an offer from Comcast (big mistake) so I got DirecTV back with an offer for home phone through Verizon. We reused the old dish but the LNB had to be replaced with one of their new SWM LNBs. He also ran new wire from the dish to the house.
We put the power inserter in the basement between the splitter and the Genie. The genie is huge. Picture is so much better. My installer worked for a contractor. They now activate through handhelds. The cinema connection kit is hooked up to the genie via Ethernet cable.
The installer cleaned up the wiring as well, the landlord has been recently demanding that cable/satellite installers do their work in a professional workmanship like manner and not the so-called "hack job".
I'm keeping Comcast for Internet only.--
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.
I have not and will not cut the cord.