Hello Folks, I'm new to Directv. I've posted on here several times the last few weeks about the fact that I was considering Directv. Well, I got installed on Saturday. Got to watch all the games on Sunday with ST. That was awesome. I've got several problems, and I wanted to see if any of you guru's can give me some thoughts. I was a customer of Dish Network for 10 years, so I'm familiar with their terminology. If I misuse terminology, please excuse me. Here is my setup. Slimline Dish, 8 way splitter in the house, 2 HR24-500's, 3 H24-700's, and 2 SD receivers (D-12's I think), 1 DECA. That's 8 wires taking up 9 tuners plus the DECA. I think that's the underlying problem with my setup according to my installer, but he isn't positive. Here are the problems: (1) At some points with all 7 receivers powered up and running, one receiver will act like it's not getting a satellite signal. Then, we turn off one receiver, and the one that's "acting up" will come back. Then, we turn all 7 on again, and another one of the HD receivers will "act up". (2) The Whole Home DVR setup will disconnect periodically then come back then disconnect again. The H24's keep acting like they are schizoid with it. I keep getting those messages about disconnection across the bottom right of the screen. (3) The DECA is not being recognized. It's acting like it doesn't exist. My installer says that technically I'm using 9 tuners on an 8 tuner splitter plus the DECA. There in lies the problem. His inexpensive solution, and I'm okay with it, is to put up an old style 18 inch dish to power up the two D-12's. That would take me down to 7 tuners plus the DECA. The expensive solution is to go with a 16 port switch, which Directv wouldn't pay for. I'd have to buy that because Directv would pay him for it. Can you guru's give me your thoughts on this? Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Forgive my ignorance.