My apologies if this was posted elsewhere, but most of the threads on this subject are circa 2007 and may have out of date information. I would like to try to run Whole-Home DVR for multi-room viewing on my wired Ethernet network without a DECA/SWiM install. Many say they have done it, even though it isn't supported by DirecTV. That's fine with me, but I can't seem to get DirecTV to turn on the service. Here is the information I posted in another (older) thread: I have eight (8) DirecTV receivers in my house. Yes, one in just about every single room. They are: 2 Standard: R16-500 D12-300 6 HD: HR22-100 (2) HR20-700 HR21-100 HR23-700 H21-200 These are all connected to a Zinwell 6x16 multi-switch Four of the five HD-DVRs have a hard-wired Ethernet connection via CAT6 cable to a gigabit router. They all see the Internet fine, see each other fine and the computer see them fine. What they can't do is share DVR content because the Whole-Home DVR (WHDVR) service is not enabled. I tried once last year to get it enabled and can't do it online so I had to call. I was told I had to upgrade one of my boxes (a standard DVR - since upgraded to an HDDVR) and get an installer to install a DECA/SWiM kit to run Ethernet over coax to all of the receivers for $200 (plus the hassle of a install). I declined. After reading this and other forums on the subject, I am seeing a lot of evidence of people running WHDVR over Ethernet just fine, without the DECA/SWiM setup. Many people suggested calling or e-mailing DirecTV and just tell them to enable the service anyway. So I did. And failed miserably. I was told by the CSR that they can't even turn on the service without placing the $200 installation order for the DECA/SWiM setup, which I am still not entirely sure I need. I only want to share the DVR with three of the HDDVR receivers that happen to already be connected to the network. Why all the additional crap? Does someone here have a good answer or suggestion?