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DirecTV2PC on the road

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by azphi, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. azphi

    azphi AllStar

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    I apologize if this topic has been discussed previously.

    I travel quite frequently for work. I recently installed DirecTV2PC on my laptop, it works awesome while I'm at home. I am getting ready to leave on a work trip and would like to access my receiver while on the road. Is this possible? What do I need to do in order to make this possible?

    LouPenya
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "Something else".
    Look for things like slingbox
     
  3. azphi

    azphi AllStar

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    Bummer, I was hoping that I would not have to buy additional equipment. Thanks for the advice.

    LouPenya
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You need something that can scale down the recording [to upload] which DirecTV2PC doesn't.
     
  5. azphi

    azphi AllStar

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    Boy, you are right there. The picture quality is awesome! Definitely not scaled down. I really like the program.

    LouPenya
     
  6. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yea, go with the Slingbox, works great. Of course the faster your internet uplink at home is the better. Also with Sling you'd have full control over the receiver back home, so you can watch live TV if you want. Just remember though that the receiver you connect the Slingbox to needs to be IR for the remote, you can't do RF.
     
  7. tgater

    tgater Godfather

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    Plus for a little extra you can stream your sling to most smart phones.
     
  8. EVAC41

    EVAC41 Legend

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    I have noticed when I used my Slingbox it took up a lot of bandwidth to watch an 1/2 hour show remotely.

    Just an FYI...
     
  9. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    Sling will try to use as much of your upstream bandwidth as it can to provide the best PQ that it can within that limitation. So if you have an ISP with bandwidth caps Sling is something you might want to be careful about using.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I'm pretty sure that you can set the maximum bandwidth within the slingplayer app.
     
  11. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes you can set the bandwidth to be used.
     

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