There's no problem using a wireless connection for the Internet connection since on demand content is not streamed but downloaded to the hard drive for viewing. Where wireless is not recommended is when use for WHDVR/MRV content.
Do you have one coax cable connecting to the HD DVR or two? If one then you're on SWiM and no problem swapping things around. If you have two coax cable to the HD DVR then you'll lose use of the second tuner in the HD DVR.
While it's not necessary for an internet connection to have WHDVR (MRV) function if you don't connect it to your router then you won't have access to the On Demand channels, TVapps, DIRECTV2PC, the iPad app and MediaShare. DIRECTV should as part of the install run a coax line to your router and install a broadband DECA adapter or the can install the wireless braodband DECA, either way it should be part of the normal installation.
Also, strongly recommend that you get as...
Has anyone heard anything about KBVO putting another battery in their transmitter so it go farther then across the street? Heck, I can get the UT student station (K29HW) which has more power then a network affiliate. I've tried sending e-mails to the station but never hear anything back.
Are you saying you have it connected to your ethernet network and just not the internet? If you don't have the ethernet connected at all you're also missing out on MediaShare and DIRECTV2PC beisdes the above.
Just so you know, the new HD Tivo will NOT have the whole home DVR functionality. There's a video clip running around from a DIRECTV training video which shows the HD Tivo, it's running on the HR22 platform, not the new HR24. The interface is basiclly what was on the old HR10-250 MPEG2 HD Tivo. You might just want to take a look at the features on DIRECTV HD DVR's and see if you can go with those. There's also a new HD GUI that's being developed for the DIRECTV DVR's that...