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DIRECTV2PC v5717 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Nov 21, 2010 #921 of 1021
    ssandhoops

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    I've got v5717 and it works fine. Is the 1.0.0.2107 version available from DTV actually newer and if so, is there any reason to upgrade to it?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 #922 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    The Parental Lock wont stay unlock.

    I search this thread, but there wasn't much info.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2010 #923 of 1021
    mrfatboy

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    My friend's 82 year old mother just got a new Toshiba laptop. It's a Portege R705. I tried the Directv Advisor app on it and get a RED dot on the Graphics Adapter. The laptop has the basic Intel HD Graphics. Playback Advisor recommends installing new ATI or Nvidia drivers but I don't think that is going to do anything since the onboard graphics is neither nvidia nor ati.

    I can't actually test the laptop yet as she is on the East coast and I'm on the West. I wanted to have it set up when she comes to visit in a couple of weeks.

    Anyway, I'm thinking it's going to be a "no go" but I though I would ask here if anybody new a trick or work around.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 #924 of 1021
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    Laptops have been hit or miss for me. I have a 1 year old 19" dual core $900 toshiba, no go. My daughter's 3 month old $300 acer, no problem.

    It's all in the graphics acceleration. The first few versions of the cyberlink software was not accelerated, and my desktop processor was hitting 100% and skipping frames. The pic was so clear, that I really wanted it to work. I was trying to overclock...as soon as they added graphics acceleration, CPU dropped to 5% and smooth playback. Just make sure you have the right chipset ahead of time.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 #925 of 1021
    mrfatboy

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    This laptop was not bought for Direct2pc really. I just thought I would try. So, what i am hearing from you there still might be a possibility that it might work even though it got a red dot on the playback advisor? Has playback adviser ever giving a false negative?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 #926 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    It was a no go on my HP HDX9000 running Vista/64. Upgraded to Win7/64 and no problem.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2010 #927 of 1021
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    It has for me, but I wouldn't hold out much hope for the intel graphics. Good luck, I very likely could be wrong!
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 #928 of 1021
    syphix

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    I have all but given up on DirecTV2PC since it seems to be so fickle as to which PC in my house it will run on. My wife's 2 year old laptop: runs smoothly. My 2 month old laptop, with the latest video drivers available: can't play any "protected content".

    And why shouldn't I give up on DirecTV2PC: it appears DirecTV has -- there hasn't been a new version of the software since September 2009.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2010 #929 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    That's because it's been working since then for most folks.

    I has some issues prior to the upgrade on portions of my PC here, most notably the graphics card. I had intentions of several upgrades (graphics card, power supply, memory) anyway in advance of a WIN7 upgrade...so this all just fell into place. I have not seen DirecTV2PC fail on nay unit that could run WIN7 to date, except one where it had a very limited graphics card in it.
     
  10. Nov 28, 2010 #930 of 1021
    Richierich

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    My Directv2PC works Flawlessly but then again I have Windows 7 and a Great Graphics Card.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2010 #931 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Considering DirecTV2PC doesn't cost us anything, it is what it is and they posted the hardware needed here:

    http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/oem/directv/dtcp-ip-advisor/enu/troubleshooting.jsp#1

    Along with the advisor app.

    If there was "a key", it's a good graphics card to do the heavy lifting.

    I've had it working on a 5 year old Pentium 4 HT underclocked down to 1.7 GHz, and using an ATI AGP video card.

    Laptops/notebooks tend to skimp on their graphics chips.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2010 #932 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    With MRV out, a software upgrade from v2.5717 to a v3.0 that would access each DVR Menu Manage Recordings would be nice. Because I'm still looking for an easy way to check out my three DVR 'To Do List.' And if it could delete a recording would also be handy.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2010 #933 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    It would...but I don't expect to see any further upgrades on DirecTV2PC.

    The next new thing for HD viewing on other devices will be NOMAD.
     
  14. Nov 28, 2010 #934 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    I'm looking for a software solution, not hardware.
     
  15. Nov 28, 2010 #935 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    Then I suspect you're going to be disappointed - DirecTV2PC is likely at its final version.

    NOMAD will be a combination of hardware and software.
     
  16. Nov 28, 2010 #936 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    Well then, as a finish product, it is incomplete.
     
  17. Nov 28, 2010 #937 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    In your opinion yes. In most others...no.

    It does everything it was designed to do - that would make it finished.
     
  18. Nov 28, 2010 #938 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Thank god most of the world doesn't think like that.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2010 #939 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    !rolling Yeah...I'm sure one person knows what they think.... !rolling
     
  20. Nov 28, 2010 #940 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Since [again] this app didn't cost anything, if you find it not to your liking, go out and find another app that does what you want. ;)
     
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