Thanks in advance for any input/expertise. I've seen so many discussions and want to ask a point blank question. Recently switched to an HR44, 3 mini clients, HR24DVR, & HR24. The installer also installed a powered BBDeca at the router, which ties into the coax network. My questions are thus, in order to have whole home DVR and a wired connection to my home network is the BBDeca needed? Can an ethernet line from the router plug straight into the HR44? I ask b/c all worked well for a whopping 48hrs before generating problems related to accessing my home network for mainly music (I utilize Mezzmo as media software). If I click on "my music" on the HR24s I simply get "unable to access media". The HR44 crashes the whole system, it freezes and all clients go offline, stating "trying to find server". I must reset in order to get them back up. I'm wondering if the powered BBDeca is not causing some problems. On the home network side all looks good, everything has it's own IP address, no conflicts, have shut off the firewall (Norton) and still have the same outcome. So can that item be removed and simply plug into the HR44 for a wired connection? The caveat is I do not want to use wireless as the HR44 is too far away and in the basement, it does however have access to ethernet straight to router/modem.