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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2009.
Had a HD crash and lost the downloaded DirecTV2PC software it was tie to.
I've never been able to re-use any of the activation numbers I've received.
I've had pretty good luck with mine.
I have "lost" a few along the way, but this have always been due to hardware changes. Loss of a motherboard and a replacement [under warranty] of the exact same model, has caused this. Hard drive changes where the old drive wasn't cloned to the new one, has caused this.
What hasn't cause this is upgrading Windows, but a fresh install can cause it.
I've even reused the same number on three different versions of Windows, "but" these were on different partitions of the same drive.
"It seems" [maybe like Windows] that there is a coded number used that is stored on the boot drive that is made up of the motherboard and the hard drive, and as long as this number matches, it works [again], but change something that causes this number not to match and you're dead.
I have...more than once after a re-install at that.
Any chance of DirecTV2PC doing any IP Control in the future.
While nothing is ever "never", I'd guess you could put a fork in DirecTV2PC because it's "done", with nothing new in 14 months.
14 months ago there wasn't DECA MRV.
speak for yourself. I had it here. :lol:
How can you remotely delete a recording?
You can't and never have been able to with DirecTV2PC, but your question was DECA & MRV.
I'd say all the resources have ended for DirecTV2PC and they've moved on to newer things like MRV and others.
Perhaps they were only using DirecTV2PC to test the Platform that they will use for NOMAD as it would have to have a very similar functionality.
So, maybe now all of the Testing and Develpment is being done on NOMAD which is due to be released hopefully by the end of the year.
I suspect they will take what they've learned on DIRECT2PC in terms of video presentation and other things and leverage towards NOMAD. The code itself probably won't be used.
At least on the only PC I have DIRECTV2PC installed on, a Dell desktop. Any time I would upgrade to a newer version of the app the old activation number would no longer work. I must have run through about a half dozen email addresses acquiring activation codes over the version history of this program.
The program would also annoyingly have to be totally reinstalled if you used an invalid activation code, not to mention requiring me to have to switch to an analog VGA connection on my monitor since it does not support HDCP encryption. But I'm not about to changeout a perfectly good digital monitor, a Dell Ultra Sharp 2007FP, simply because it will not support some stupid-a## copy protection standard just for the sake of one seldom used application. :nono2:
So needless to say, I'm really sorta happy v5717 may be the last release version of this app, and DirecTV has moved on to other things.
While my crystal ball is no better than anyone's:
DirecTV2PC was outsourced to Cyberlink, came free to us, and was used to test the DVR server functions.
Next came MRV with receivers being the client, using much less resources than what PCs have.
The next stage/phase will be the Nomad product.
As Tom Robertson has said from the start "baby steps" towards a long term plan of product developments.
I really don't see DirecTV investing anymore in DirecTV2PC, and this had come to a close 14 months ago, after over a year of development costs.
But certainly they have learned alot in those baby steps that they should be able to leverage with Nomad.
Could someone point me to a thread or FAQ that gives me the basics on NOMAD?
Since it isn't officially released yet nor even in a "First Look" presentation, its features and specs. are all pretty much speculation. But anyway the main discussion thread for it is here;
The basics are (if I may Speculate) that Nomad will consist of a Hardware Device that will Allow you to Offload Directv Recorded Content to your PC or other Storage/Playback Device so that you can take your Directv Recordings on the road with you to Watch Whatever You Want Wherever You Want.
It will probably be tied into the DECA System of Delivery and the Network via Ethernet and will probably incorporate a Passcode in order to be able to Decode the MPEG-4 Recordings for Viewing Purposes. You will probably view it with an Interface and Functionality similar to DIRECTV2PC!!!
...or the network in general....
In the mean time...DirecTV2PC has a very attractive video presentation on my 20" display here. If they can replicate something close to that on a laptop/mobile device...great.
Using a Similar Interface to give us a similar functionality of being able to Select a Recording (that we have downloaded to our Laptop or Mobile Device and then to be able to View it with Pause, Stop, FF, RW, etc. such as we have with DIRECTV2PC!!!