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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 #201 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    While I understand, was it really ever listed as working with DirecTV2PC?
    Was this the reason you bought this brand new receiver?

    It seems one thing to "buy" something and have it not work, while being another that it doesn't have all the options you expected.

    The HR20s came with an OTA tuner, but it was six months before the software activated it. This to me rises to the level of "deserving" credits, while not having a "FREE app" work doesn't, but YMMV.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2012 #202 of 470
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    I think this has always been more of an experimental app for them to gain streaming experience. I doubt resources are devoted to it anymore.

    Eventually a whole new set of streaming apps will come out to stream on all devices via wifi or 3g/4g for a monthly charge and this free directv2pc will be shut down.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 #203 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    Bingo!
    This app was the first to stream programing, and a testbed for MRV.
    While it may not get "shut down", it will simply fade away as it's replaced with newer/other apps.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #204 of 470
    Drucifer

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    I expect DirecTV Everywhere to replace DirecTV2PC.

    Doesn't solve my current issue with using DirecTV2PC as one of MRV tools.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 #205 of 470
    Mike_TV

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    Agree with you but I'm guessing since they haven't upgraded Directv2PC with the new HD GUI launch this is a dead end product that won't be updated anymore and will be replaced by another product accessible via a web browser.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 #206 of 470
    Drew2k

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    I don't use DIRECTV2PC all that much, but one of the nice things about it was the screen would rescale as you resized the window. This let you keep DIRECTV2PC in a small window alongside other work you were doing.

    If it moves to a browser interface, I hope they give a "pop-out" and "resize" options so aren't limited to YouTube-style video...
     
  7. jbart1965

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    I'll use DT2PC as long as it exists. Got me hooked on mobility around my home - in my attic, in the kitchen, on the deck.

    I had a two-year old Asus laptop that broke, so I bought two new PCs. Neither would work with DT2PC. Both got the green screen. One was new Toshiba and the other was a new Asus, both faster and more powerful than my prior laptop that worked with DT2PC.

    I went to Best Buy and Office Depot and tried the advisor on about 20 PCs. Only two didnt completely fail the test on the graphics driver and screen content protection. Seems the newer PCs are not in Cyberlink's database.

    So I ordered a third PC, another Asus, with a chip similar to what I had on my old PC. The old one had an Intel HD chip and a separate 525 mb Nvidia 210M chip with "purevideo HD."

    My new PC has the same integrated Intel chip with the Nvidia 310M 1G chip, also with Purevideo HD.

    http://www.amazon.com/U36JC-B1-Light-13-3-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/tech-data/B004LUU7E4/ref=de_a_smtd

    It worked. I am using an older DT2PC version and have no plans to upgrade.
     
  8. ejjames

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    I have an HR20 and an HR24. I have whole home service, wireless internet and DECA So there is no cat5 involved.

    I'd like to run DIRECTV2PC from my HR20. I thought I heard my installer say not to plug in an ethernet cable because it could cause "problems". Is it ok to run ethernet to my pc?
     
  9. samrs

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    No, don't plug an ethernet cable into your HR20 that will disable your MRV.

    You need to connect your DECA network to your home network with either a wirless or wired DECA.

    I'm suprised the tech didn't take care of that, or maybe he did and you wern't paying attention..

    Do your HR's connect to the internet?
     
  10. ejjames

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    Both receivers are internet connected.
     
  11. samrs

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    So your D2PC should work through your router no ethernet cable required.
     
  12. willmw

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    Which version are you using and is it available anywhere for download (or would you share it). I'd really like to get this to work and would like to give that version a try.
     
  13. seannorek

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    Hi all. I've a Dell Lattitude E5420 laptop. It's got an Intel HD Graphics 3000 card and the latest driver frm intel. I can get audio fine but just the green screen. Running the playbak advisor it shows up unknown for graphics card, red on Screen Capture Protection, and red on graphics card driver. Not sure what to do here. I tried connecting my old 19in lcd monitor that's at least 6 yrs old and it's still green on that as well.
     
  14. Zeosstud

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    I also get perfect audio and the green screen with my Intel 2500K chip on an Asus Z68 Motherboard, I just dont think it is going to work with the built on video. I have ordered a Nvidia Ti 550 video card to see if this helps, will report back in a few days. Seems silly the advisor is basically worthless anymore, would it really be that hard to update the program to at least give accurate results..

    - Zeosstud
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    While it may be "silly", the fact seems also to be that this app isn't getting anymore support.
    This was the first streaming app, and there are newer ones out/or coming out.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2012 #216 of 470
    Zeosstud

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    Just wanted to take a second and report that directv2pc works a treat with my new nvidia ti 550 video card. One thing to note, while the default drivers recommended for the 550 from the nvidia website worked just fine with directv2pc, those drivers broke my windows media center live tv function. After confirming my install of shark007 and hdhomerun drivers I found that this result was a known issue and the fix was to just install a new *beta* version of the nvidia drivers right from their website.. This worked perfectly.

    - Zeosstud
     
  17. Feb 9, 2012 #217 of 470
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    I just want to be clear. I have 2 DVRs connected via whole home wireless. Both receivers are connected via coax, no cat-5 (I can't remember the term)

    If I run an ethernet cable from my router to my pc, directv2pc will work?
     
  18. Feb 9, 2012 #218 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    It does here. I did need to tweak my wireless router as when I was playing OTA recordings, I found a 16 Mb/s limit that caused dropped frames. Finding a better wireless channel resolved that for me.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2012 #219 of 470
    Mike_TV

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    Two out of my three DVRs received the "Pandora" update last night. It appears that this last update broke DirecTV2PC with regards to opening folders.

    If you try to open up a folder from within DirecTV2PC, the folder doesn't open and it just changes the folder icon to a triangle icon.

    I can switch back to my other DVR, which doesn't have the "Pandora" update yet and folders opening/closing work fine.

    Wondering if others are seeing this?

    [Edit - maybe this is flakey but switching back/forth between DVRs is causing the Playlist to act weird, almost as if it's flipping back and forth between two DVRs - weird]
     
  20. Feb 9, 2012 #220 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    Nope, I have two with the "pandora" update and just checked both playlists, and they play normally.
     

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