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DirecTV’s HD tuner set to debut with Windows 7?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by LarryFlowers, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 #61 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    !rolling
    Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.
    If Microsoft had done the software for the moon mission, NASA would still be waiting for a service pack and Neil Armstrong wouldn't have left footprints [yet].
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 #62 of 120
    LarryFlowers

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    Enjoy how everyone takes pot shots at Microsoft, not a perfect company by any stretch, but nevertheless used on over a billion PC's world wide.. I sit in front of a PC all day every day, imagine that, no problems... just does what it is supposed to do.

    Anyway... check the history books, the "computer" on the LEM failed during Apollo 11's landing:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 #63 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    And where did the "blue screen of death" come from?

    BTW: the 1201 error [I think that was the #] was because the radar data was over loading the system. "Somebody" thought it would be good to have this data for a manual landing [if needed], yet nobody tried it, and it forced a manual landing instead.

    Kind of reminders me of a missile launch that went "a rye". Someone didn't make a correction value absolute, so one way it corrected to center and the other way drove it off center further.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 #64 of 120
    Jeremy W

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    What does that have to do with anything?
     
  5. Nov 10, 2008 #65 of 120
    LarryFlowers

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    Agreed... besides, I haven't seen the BSOD since Vista arrived... oops, another imperfect product... :lol:
     
  6. Nov 10, 2008 #66 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    Three times [just today] TCPIPsys with Vista gave me the blue screen.

    Jeremy W: "What does that have to do with anything?"

    So we can't "wander" just a bit? [like EVERY other thread here]
     
  7. Nov 10, 2008 #67 of 120
    Jeremy W

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    Wandering, which this thread has done a ton of, is fine. But that comment was completely off the wall, and really has nothing to do with anything.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2008 #68 of 120
    RehabMan

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    What software product is perfect? I know of none. Face it, writing good software is difficult. I get the feeling most of the people bashing Vista have never used it. I use it on two of my machines and it isn't as bad as the tech press would have you believe [Yes -- I like it better than XP].

    I'm sure DirecTV is still shocked at the fact that they are still working on the software for the HR series -- another chunk of software not exactly known for its perfection. I'm sure the whole thing turned out to be much more difficult than they ever imagined. I wonder how long they will fund their own development team.

    I too, am looking forward to seeing the HDPC20 and the support in Media Center, whenever it arrives. I see it as a potentially better alternative to DirecTV's MRV, both in flexibility and cost. Flexibility in the way it would put the DVR in an extensible/programmable platform (the Windows PC). And cost in that you won't have to pay "mirroring" fees to bring the content to different zones in the house, because you are using non-subscription based MCX boxes to feed remote zones (Media Center Extenders).
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 #69 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    Since I WAS replying to LarryFlower's reply, I wasn't "that far" into a "wander".
    Have a short fuse today? :)
     
  10. Nov 10, 2008 #70 of 120
    RehabMan

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    On the other hand, my longest running Vista box has blue-screened only once in over 1.5 years of running pretty much 24/7 (it feeds Doug Brott's redh.com/dtv info).

    Has it run perfectly? No -- I recently had to re-install Vista because WMP11 media sharing stopped working and nothing I could think of would bring it back... But I install/uninstall a lot of different software on the machine, so things might not have been so pristine [uninstall apps that people ship are generally pretty sloppy and under-tested].

    My guess for you is that perhaps you have some sort of driver/network/corruption/hardware issue. Perhaps a re-install is in your [near] future :( ...
     
  11. Nov 10, 2008 #71 of 120
    iamqnow

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    Why so much "nastiness?" So some folks have other ideas about what should be. Let's not attack or belittle them.:confused:
     
  12. Nov 10, 2008 #72 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    [Don't read this Jeremy W]

    This Vista "box" has been pretty good.
    P2P program(s) seem to be it's weakness, and the fact that you can't "upgrade" a Vista Ultimate install, so this one seems to get a fresh install about ever 30-60 days.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2008 #73 of 120
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    I tend to agree. I can see the DVR on my PS3, on my laptop. To what benefit? I'm still trying to see the benefit of Direct2PC. Why watch a recording on a 15inch laptop screen when my 52 inch is right in front of me? When I can watch any recording anywhere with an internet connection. (without slingbox) .that's when I'll get excited.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2008 #74 of 120
    iamqnow

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    Why watch a recording on a 15inch laptop screen when my 52 inch is right in front of me? When I can watch any recording anywhere with an internet connection. (without slingbox) .that's when I'll get excited.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I've been trying to figure this one out too.
     
  15. Nov 10, 2008 #75 of 120
    RehabMan

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    Just remember, Steve Ballmer's own parents questioned the need to have a computer in the home. Now look where we are with PCs in the home.

    These kinds of technologies are always adopted first by the techies. The early adopters. We help refine the technology. We show it to our friends... and the less techno savvy. When it is ready for mainstream, if it has benefits that outweigh the costs, they buy in.

    If DirecTV is moving in a direction to allow and even encourage Media Center capability (entertainment computer in the living room), then I'd like to encourage them and congratulate them for helping move things forward.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2008 #76 of 120
    dave29

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    i have directv2pc installed on my htpc's and watch it on 62'' dlp's. its very nice as i have access to 6-hr2x's on those 2 hdtv's and i can watch whatever i want off of any of those receivers. thats why im excited
     
  17. Nov 10, 2008 #77 of 120
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    youll be happy to know that vista media center already does this too with a free microsoft plugin, webguide. works on the lan or over internet with live transcoding.

    if you really want to blow your mind check out www.lifextender.com too ;)
     
  18. Nov 10, 2008 #78 of 120
    smiddy

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    Whoa, maybe now I can consider putting together a HTPC with BluRay and this thing DirecTV and Microsoft are putting together, eh? :D
     
  19. Nov 11, 2008 #79 of 120
    Groundhog45

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    I'm right there with you. I've got a quad system here waiting. Looks like an upgrade from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 will be required, though.
     
  20. Nov 11, 2008 #80 of 120
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    BSOD is caused by a fault at teh kernel level, since you mentioned the TCP stack, you might want to investigate your drivers for the associated items.

    as far as MCE and MCX's go have had 6 Vista Ultimate systems with a cobbled together directv feed to them running consistantly for close to a year with a grand total of 2 reboots to add new devices and 1 hardware failure. They service 4 media center extenders each and those are runnig close 24x7 usage. they serve up movies and TV to each of the locations at the office.
     

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