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DIRECTV2PC v7028 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. DodgerKing

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    There is nothing new to test; Am I missing anything? Why the new version if there is nothing new at all?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    The code was changed, so there is something to test.
    I don't even have IE9, but it still needs to be tested.
     
  3. DodgerKing

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    I have IE9, although I use FF4 as my browser. I did not realize that the software was dependent on a browser; I thought it used its own connection software.

    I have no problems with IE9 and the older version.

    What is meant by IE9 activation?
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    Some had problems activating with IE9.
    "I think" if you installed it before IE9, then you didn't have the problem.
     
  5. DodgerKing

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    Awww...

    I see...

    Thanks for the clarification. I thought it had to do with integrating IE9 with the streaming through the APP
     
  6. loudo

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    I think you are right. I had 7028 installed and upgraded to IE9 and it is working properly.
     
  7. gimp

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    Not DL'ng any VOD. Guess it can't handle the length of the list.
     
  8. mitchflorida

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    I solved the Aero affects problem with DirecTV2PC.

    Right Click on the desktop, select Personalize.

    Go to Themes.

    Select Windows 7 Basic near the bottom of the page.

    Change the Desktop Background to whatever you choose.

    Done.

    No more hassles with the screen flickering when using the DTV2PC program.
     
  9. 82terp

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    This is my first post here. This thread seemed like a good place to start. I appreciate any advice you can give me to resolve my issue with DirecTV2PC.

    I can watch standard def shows fine, but HD shows are choppy and very hard to watch. I've tried reinstalling software, switching cables and monitors. I don't have any HDMI connections on my monitors, although the video card has HDMI out.



    SYSTEM SPECS

    Windows 7 x64-based PC
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

    VIDEO CARD NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

    DIRECTV HD DVR - HR21-200

    MONITOR 1 - DVI Connection - ACER X193W
    MONITOR 2 - VGA connection - ACER AL 1916W

    Connection from DVR to PC is through ethernet power line connectors

    DirecTV2PC version - 2.0.0.5717



    Any ideas on what to try?
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Go hardwired ethernet. ;)
    This is a streaming app, so there simply isn't enough buffer to compensate for the lost packets with your powerline adapters.
    Maybe changing the outlets their plugged into, but they've been known to not be up to the task.
     
  11. 82terp

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    thanks for the quick reply. With my PC and DVR on different floors, hard-wired internet would be difficult. Do you think a wireless connection could work instead? I thought the powerline adapter would be better than wireless, which is why I bought the adapters from DirecTV.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    It wouldn't matter what I think, since both wireless and powerlines depend on the environment they're used in.
    The only thing to do is get some from someplace that you can return them to and then try them out.
    "Some" have had them work for them fine, but the same can be said about powerlines.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2011 #173 of 221
    reweiss

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    DirecTV2PC had been working great on my last laptop with Windows 7. I move to a newer and better laptop and ran DirectTV2PC Playback Advisor and everything looked good on the new Windows 7 laptop.

    Installation went well and so did activation. When I started to watch a program it started for a few seconds and then I get an error message:
    Unknown output connector. Supported connectors are: (1)DVI (2)HDMI (3)Japanese D terminal output (4)Component video (5)S video (6) Compositive video (7)Analog RGB.

    I've tried older versions of DirecTV2PC as well as 7208 and they all get the same error message on the new laptop.

    I am just trying to watch on my laptop screen. No other connections are hooked up (the same as my previous laptop and setup). No other equipment or setting changes in my house.

    Any ideas?
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 #174 of 221
    SPACEMAKER

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    So I finally downloaded the D*2PC software and it says my system fails in the Video card and Screen capture. I am assuming that although I can see my playlist on my PC I am unable to watch anything.

    My video card is: Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD

    I have a feeling that is where I'm screwed.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2011 #175 of 221
    veryoldschool

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    The intel chip has caused problems before, so "your feeling" shouldn't be far off.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 #176 of 221
    justinkwaugh

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    I bet your laptop has a displayport out instead of hdmi or vga?
     
  17. Apr 4, 2011 #177 of 221
    mrfatboy

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    The built in Intel chip will probably stream SD content if your lucky. :). I tested it on a friends new toshiba netbook. SD worked but not Hd.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2011 #178 of 221
    SPACEMAKER

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    Damn. So if I want this to work I will need an Nvidea or ATI card.

    Thanks for the feedback. At least I know it's not my fault.:)
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 #179 of 221
    m4p

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    Quick question - when Directv2pc first came out, I installed it but never use it because I have an older computer that isn't capable according to advisor. So I thought I uninstalled it but I guess not because when my bluray player that can stream wirelessly through my network showed available media servers, Directv2pc showed up.

    I have looked at the services running on my computer and cannot find one called Directv2pc, nor can I find the program in control panel for uninstalling.

    Does anyone know what exactly the service for the media streaming is called in Windows? I'd just like to get rid of this program since I can't use it with my computer.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2011 #180 of 221
    veryoldschool

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    You should find it in the control panel:
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