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DBSTalk.com First Look: DIRECTV2PC

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    DBSTalk.com, in cooperation with DIRECTV, is proud to provide our readers an exclusive first look at DIRECTV2PC, the innovative software solution to allow for multiroom viewing over a PC!

    Thanks to Doug Brott, dettxw and Grentz for authoring this First Look!

    DIRECTV2PC First Look

    Note: This software has a fairly high requirement for the PC, and you must be using version 0x0290 or later on your host DVR.
     
  2. Mindhaz

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    I guess this would be great if my 2 year old antique of a computer would run it. My 3.0 ghz Pentium D Dell XPS 400 doesn't meed the product specs. As a result, it is refusing to run.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've been testing with a 3 GHz PentiumD and it's been working fine.
    What is the "problem/error"?
    here is a thread about running this on old computers: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=131230
     
  4. dave29

    dave29 DIRECTV A-Team

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    unless you have a beefy computer, i highly recommend checking out the link that VOS posted above
    BTW, nice first look!!!
     
  5. VegasDen

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    I have to laugh in the Advisor is telling me to change my video card driver back to one at least 6 to 8 months old. I have an ATI 4870 with the latest ATI driver released. I'll wait for the download (at these speeds it may be tomorrow :) ) and see whether having the "latest" is a true detriment.
     
  6. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Nice First Looks! :)

    Good work guys.

    Mike
     
  7. MikeW

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    You guys have taken the "First Look" to a whole new level. Nice work!
     
  8. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    Wow! This first look, looks great!! Awesome job guys!
     
  9. putty469

    putty469 Legend

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    Thanks for the preview! I might be scorched in comments, but this is a good effort at converging personal computers and premium quality HD content. The validation program and setup looks straightforward for someone who may not be an A/V expert.
     
  10. belogical

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    this looks incredible, and I don't know about you all, but i will be watching poker tonight on the can!
     
  11. dettxw

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    To each his own...

    Whatever turns you on...:lol:
     
  12. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    I like the new first look PDF style, very nice looking!

    I hope people enjoy Directv2PC and will be interested to see the feedback on it. I think it is very cool and a very unique application that I have not seen from any other TV providers out there!
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Grentz, it is we who should thank you for your great writing and excellent testing.
     
  14. rahlquist

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    awesome job on the first look guys thank you!
     
  15. TedBarrett

    TedBarrett Godfather

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    I can't find "appendix a" in the first look pdf?
     
  16. dklippi

    dklippi Cool Member

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    I wonder if the writing is on the wall for the HDPC-20.
     
  17. tfederov

    tfederov DIRECTV A-Team

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    Awesome job, team. :up: I really like the new look!
     
  18. DBSooner

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    Directv2pc works great! Thank you very much D*!
     
  19. Toyo

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    I dont understand what is so great about being able to watch a Tv program on your PC, when you could just watch it on your TV. If you were able to get it on your PC away from your house that would be different.

    You can buy a new Plasma or LCD TV these days plus get another reciever setup for less money than a PC that plays 1080P. Dont think that I am against technology. I love it. Its just I dont really see the big benefit. I have a Panasonic Tough Book CF-30 that I would love to watch some of my shows on while I am out in the real world working. Could you imagine being in a remote place in the world and being able to watch your programs from your STB? That would be cool.
     
  20. nc88keyz

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    directv should just turn this box into a DBA vista certified tuner, and dev. a plugin for VMC + only, just to be nice and show it can be done. Imagine that You wouldnt need the fabled HDPC box.

    Basically a controlled enviorment HDHomerun. that does Sat and OTA.

    Surely this is possible.

    Shared local drive storage on the DVR and PC would be welcomed.

    One can dream.
     

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