Yesterday I finally played around with disabling DECA and using my 3 HR24-500 with and without Internet access. If I basically disable 'Whole-Home' by plugging each HR into a small Ethernet switch to nowhere things sped up quite a bit. Overall response was much better although not quite as good as it was before we got the update that included the HDGUI way back when.
I couldn't leave 'Whole-Home' disabled - Being able to use 'Whole-Home' is probably the biggest reason I put up with DirecTV's sorry software. Once I plugged all three HR24s into a single Ethernet switch to get whole-home running again things did slow down quite a bit but remote response still seems better than it has been over the last few months and firmware versions.
I then added Internet access to the Ethernet based whole home and that's how it is now. So far the remote response still seems to be improved and I haven't had any lock-ups but the lock-ups don't usually start until about 10 days after I restart. One thing I do see is that 'On-Demand' is much quicker over Ethernet than over DECA.. At least it was last night...
I'll leave DECA disabled for a while and see how it goes.
Edited by Mike Greer, 13 May 2013 - 11:41 AM.