Particularly if the 2nd one isn't in the same system.
For example, 1 at home, 1 in the motor home/ campground.
What if your not using Clients ?There are lots of theories about this, and I am not sure any of them are relevant. There is one fact we do know, and that is that running multiple genies has issues with managing clients, as those DirecTV testers with multiple genies have discovered, and DirecTV does not seem to feel it's worth investing the time to fix these.
The iissues can be managed by someone who knows what he is doing, but certainly should not be exposed to the general user.
It would seem that if you want a second genie then you just don't get any clients. You stick to 2 genies and separate H25's or HR24's and that then avoids the client/genie confusion issue. Yes there might be additional equipment/installation costs but if the customer is willing then so be it.
In my opinion, while you're headed down the right path, I don't believe that AT&T is going to require anyone to have any more than one Genie DVR on their account at any given time. Why is this? Because of OTT (Over the Top) streaming. Such streaming plans (as they'll eventually arrive later this year and going into next) do not require the same physical architecture and topology as what's required for a Genie. With streaming, the only practical limits include the end-point devices as well as any legal content restrictions there would be on programming.What if when they come out with the next system then they will let you have two since its rumored the next one might be headless? Maybe the next guide will do both SatelliteTV and IPTV and then the new system could connect to old one?