I just finished my 2 years and looking to upgrade. I currently have 2xHR24 and 1xH24. Only one cable is coming inside the house from the dish (even though I have total of cables at the dish from previous/older set, three are inactive). Inside the house I have this thing. I also have DECA/WholeHome. Now, pardon my ignorance, but is this the switch or is it just a splitter (or is it a splitter-switch) ? I am 99.9% sure there is no 'switch' on the dish itself, but it says "splitter" on this device, so I am not sure. In any case, this 'switch' (or the one I have) is limited to 8 receivers. I was hoping to keep one HR24, get new HR34 and one C31 client for a total of 3 TV's for total of 7 receivers (I would love to keep the two HR24, but I do not want a new switch and I want to keep installation to minimum mess). But how does the "8 receivers" counted? Is it the number of cables from this switch? One port in this splitter is going to the DECA, so am I limited to only 7 receivers because of that? Thanks.