If you don't have a SWiM setup the HR-34 won't get a sat signal. The SWiM requirement has nothing to do with whether or not you want Internet connection.
I'm well aware of that. The issue is the logic of DirecTV requiring a CCK with an HR34 (which is clearly unnecessary), and the post I referred to reasoned that it had something to do with self-installed SWiM.
Now, what may have been implied is, there's no way to order "SWiM"... you have to order a CCK or WHDS to force "SWiM". But doesn't HR34 force WHDS?. And there needs to be some way to turn on a "Self-installed SWiM" bit to avoid this confusion. Remember, when all this started, there were no installers, the customers did everything. Some of us still prefer it that way.
Edited by dwcolvin, 11 February 2012 - 03:10 PM.