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Directv2PC question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by abenjami, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    Donuts?!? Where? Where? :D

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  2. corpx

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    I had the same thing happen too. My monitor is not HDCP compatible and I connect it using DVI, so HD recordings cannot be played back on this PC.

    SD recordings play fine though. I'm confused as to why they're encrypting HD from the network channels. I tried to playback the Office on my PC and got the error.

    I have the R22 (with HD) hooked up to the computer using HD PVR, but I only have one feed enabled on it and I wanted to watch the CFB game. :mad:
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I am moving this to the DIRECTV2PC Extras forum.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    abenjami, you might see if there is a driver update at Sony's website. I know you got the intel driver but there may be some customizations you can download.
     
  5. boufa

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    I know that this has been rehashed a few times over, BUT, it is Directv's fault, sort of, and not the end users. So all of those windows vista haters out there that complained about windows vista's hardware requirements are wrong? So it is o.k. to release a piece of software that only works on certain machines. Sounds like MAC thinking to me.

    The reality is this, in the PC environment there is an nearly endless combination of hardware. That being the case, every software designer has to draw the line somewhere. The argument is over where the line was drawn. Certainly, those on one side of the line are going to be unhappy. The biggest cause of unhappy, beta or not, is being able to run it one day and not the next. The biggest requirements should have been locked down way earlier in this process, then you don't givith and taketh away. I cannot run it on one of my machines, I'm o.k. with it because I could never run it. On the other machine, I can only run it on my old analog secondary monitor. As luck would have it that is the best place for it.

    On a side note, the 1st amemdment, as referenced by someone earlier, is only for laws created by Congress. Any individual can restrict a person's free speech any time they want, and it is perfectly legal. If DBSTalk wanted to censor the content of their boards, then they are COMPLETELY within their rights to do so. If congress made a law that said "No negative talk about the digital tv switch over" then they could not do so and it would be tossed out in court.

    The MPAA ans RIAA etc, are private companies, and they can restrict anything they own or control. I think that much of this copy protection is more hassle than its worth, and the industry must adapt its business practices to keep up, but it is not a first amendment issue. Media industries that fail to adapt, will die, ie the newspaper industry. Why have movies gone 3d? To keep you going to the theatre. Keep up or get left behind.

    Thats my $0.03 (inflation) but I could be wrong.
     
  6. mdwood

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    The advisor tells me both are incompatible without running it again I don't have the exact verbiage. The vid card is not hdcp, it's pretty old. I ordered the ASUS one I linked above, it's cheap enough to find out anyway. If I don't like it I'll just dump it on a customer, I mean who cares about them anyway. ;)
     
  7. mdwood

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    The current mobo I have I bought solely to avoid buying a new video card, Newegg had a grand total of 4 mobo's with AGP and PCI-E slots. I bought the ASRock Dual Sata2 board. Now I will have a reason to buy a nicer mobo as well......I wonder if my wife wants this old dilapidated non-HDCP Veiwsonic 24" LCD screen? :grin:
     
  8. mdwood

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    Just thought I would follow-up on this. I installed the cheapo ASUS video card, disabled the s/pdif port on my Realtek built-in audio, and it's working using the VGA cable. Did not even try the DVI cable, I will edit here if I do and it works(it won't). Not too big of a hassle but I really didn't need a new video card, the old ATI was doing everything I needed. Thanks to everyone for their input.
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You shouldn't need to disable the realtek, "if" you get the latest driver from:
    http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/
     
  10. mdwood

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    I just disabled the s/pdif port, which is fine since my Klipsch surround system is analog anyway. Do you see a benefit to me changing the Realtek driver that came with my motherboard?

    The whole story is I removed my Creative X-FI Extreme Music card because I simply could not get DIRECTV2PC audio to work with it installed. Kind of a bummer because the Creative software tools are awesome, but I can use it in another box so it's not a biggie.

    FYI - I hooked up the DVI cable and everything still works, even though my monitor is not HDCP...
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Realtek supports HDCP [FWIW].
    "I know what you mean" about your Creative card. My Diamond extreme is the same way, still no driver that supports HDCP. :(
     
  12. mdwood

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    My Klipsch analog system is really nice.....I would be surprised to find an hdcp system that sounded as good. Well unless it was another Klipsch system....are they doing digital pc systems now? Hmmm off to search (not that I'm buying just curious).

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    Interesting it appears they don't make the 4.1 or 5.1 pc systems anymore. Glad I got one.
     
  13. gregchak

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    Hi Everyone.

    I just installed this for the first time and ran into an HDCP problem. "The video's audio is protected and requires an audio driver with HDCP support;..." I was able to resolve the problem, like another poster wrote, by disabling my digital audio outputs. I have a VisionTek Radeon HD 3450 with native HDMI and my board has outputs for toslink and digital coax. My monitor is connected via DVI. After disabling the digital audio outputs it worked like a charm. FWIW, just thought I would share my troubleshooting.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    "It's just too bad" this doesn't work [you're not able to] with XP.
     
  15. gregchak

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    As you guessed it, I am using Vista. I guess I should have noted that :D
     
  16. thebull1010

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    So i believe it is poor customer service from Directv as well. Here is the deal..I have a newer laptop that isn't the top end but it supports blu-ray. I didn't know that I would need a masters degree in copy-right protection of HDCP or whatever the hell it is. All i wanted to do is use the Directv2PC feature and I can't because of all this stupid technology that blocks me.

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F...I can't see to get past the analysis on the screen capture protection and graphics card....this plays my blu-rays great and looks great but can play the HD from directv? This is simply dumb. All these technologies don't really work and they don't talk with each other and I hate that.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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