I participated in the DECA tests and decided to have the whole home install to get away from having two SWM8's and be able to have one DECA cloud and all my receivers on it and keep the streaming traffic off my home network. Scheduled the install for today. Installer supervisor called and indicated he could not do the install today, but had drawn the SWM 16 and necessary DECA's and since this was "their first" whole home DVR service install, he wanted to come out with the tech tomorrow and help since he had been trained and the tech had not. I told him I had helped in testing and would be glad to share whatever I had picked up with him. I described my system and he said he would bring the "two 8-splitters also. I said we probably would not need them I did not have home runs from all receivers to the location of the SWM's, but I used a 4-splitter and a couple 2-splitters and all had worked well during the testing. He indicated he had been told by his trainer that the SWM16 "needed to use the two 8-splitters" for "power concerns with the SWM16 not having enough power to supply all the DECA's." I said "huh??", since I was aware that the DECA's got their power from the receivers, at least for my models.... and then he said they would come anyway and we would all try to figure out a config that would work. So my question is, is there any issue about the SWM16 replacing two SWM8's and requiring home runs to the SWM16 and use of two 8-way splitters for some kind of power concern?? I had several 2-splitters in my setup during testing and did not have any problems with the DECA clound at all with the SWM8 and had not heard of any issue like that with the SWM16 until now. The supervisor also did not know how to set up the home network connection using DECA which became obvious when I asked him if he either had the network adaptor kit or a power supply to use with a DECA for the network connection and he said "huh, what power supply??". On a positive note he seems ready to try since he said "well we will see what works". OBTW, my setup as shown by my signature is no longer accurate since I have removed all test DECA's and moved my HR24-500 to the "non-DECA" SWM8 and put all receivers back connected to my network temporarily in anticipation of the upcoming installation process.