Mine has always been in some configuration like this:
Emailed DirecTv tech support a direct question: Does the HR34 support the iPad app?
Found this thread interesting
Some proclaim the PI must be on its own line from the 8 way
Others say that's not the issue.
From the pics I learned I have an SWS8, not a SWiM.
One had a 2-way between the PI and the dish, and currently I've added a SWiM-16 between the PI & the dish.
Haven't had a problem in almost 5 years.
Those that have had problems, boil down to the PI being too close to the SWiM [15' min] or too close to a receiver with a DECA, which adding more coax or a splitter resolves.
None of this seem to be your problem though.
Your H25 sees & plays recordings, right?
I don't know why some think the PI is some mystery causing part.
In the RF path it merely has a coil to block RF from passing to the power supply, and a cap to block the DC power from the receiver.
The combination of a coil & cap can cause the RF to see a strange impedance, but this can be stabilized with a bit of loss/resistance on both sides.
Edited by veryoldschool, 07 August 2012 - 11:36 PM.