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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

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

  1. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Mine was just set for essential Windows and services.

    EDIT: I tried turning it on for all and adding an exception for Directv2PC but it still crashes.
     
  2. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Hmmm well isn't this interesting. I was looking under my network properties and I sometimes use a VPN service. Even when I'm not connected to the vpn there is a TAP adapter. I disabled it and playback worked fine...Hmmmm. Wondering if that was it.
     
  3. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Well so much for that theory.. :bang
     
  4. videog

    videog New Member

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    Wanted to share this. I've gone through a few periods with the "Can't connect to update server" and D2PC almost showing a program, but failing just as it was ready to start. I have just come out of one of those. Here is what happened:

    I am a "chrome browser" user. I had an issue with some site or feature that was not working correctly in Chrome, so I went to fire up "Internet Explorer" (In my case, IE 10). Turns out I had IE issues, and was getting APPCRASH's in IE. I didn't know it because I don't use IE.

    The fix for the IE issue was
    · Close any Internet Explorer windows
    · Click Start
    · Click Control Panel
    · Open Internet Options (you may have to switch from category view to icons to find this)
    · Click the Advanced tab
    · Click Reset…
    · Click Reset
    · Click Close
    · Click OK
    · Open Internet Explorer

    This also cured Direct2PC! Apparently some IE related stuff making the D2PC app nutty.
    Worked for me
    YMMV
     
  5. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Think my problem was the VPN tap adapters. If I disable them when I'm not using them I haven't had the issue..
     
  6. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    I have the Dishanywhere application. Makes DTV2Home look Stone Age.
     
  7. RACJ2

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    I have Directv's version of that, its called a Slingbox and it also has Android App so I can watch on my smartphone. Yours just happens to be built into your DVR, because Echostar bought Sling Media a few years ago and they make Dish's DVR's. With my Slingbox, I can also control and watch recordings from my OTA DVR. I use DIRECTV2PC only to watch recorded programs from my DIRECTV DVR, while watching another program from that DVR live. For example, 2 NFL Sunday Ticket games.
     
  8. Special Ed

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    Installed Windows 10 yesterday. To my relief, Directv2pc still works with Win10.
     
  9. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    I get "An error has occurred" when trying to play shows in Windows 10.
     
  10. Special Ed

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  11. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Followed your instructions but same result. Must be something to do with my Nvidia 660, Windows 10 and Directv2PC. However it all works fine in Windows 7 so it makes me think its Windows 10. I remember it worked in Windows 8 but not 8.1. Maybe Windows 10 in Windows 8.1 have some sort of architecture that doesn't work with DirecTV2PC and Nvidia.
     
  12. Special Ed

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    I held my breath when I opened it up after the windows 10 install and was surprised it still worked. Football season coming up and that is when it gets the most use.
     
  13. SParker

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    I wish it worked but at least I have my Colossus 2 and that works in Windows 10 so I guess that will have to do.
     
  14. dskiller

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    I reinstalled my system on my pc and went to get activation from directv site.

    and I guess directv stopped providing it.

    all search link goes to main site now.


    this app was the only app that provide great HD picture and sound.

    I have the app installed.

    I just need an unused activation key.
     
  15. sealslayer

    sealslayer Cool Member

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    I have the same issue. I had to do this on another pc last month and was able to get a new key. Now Directv killed the link. Don't know if we have AT&T to thank for this one, but I certainly will miss the quality of the directv2pc application.

    I was told by a support rep that you can stream using the directv web site as long as you're in your network. I was going to test this when I get home to see how well this works. The only problem is that is requires my internet to be up and running which has been know to go down from time to time. Having the app circumvented this requirement. I tried using geniego to replace this feature, but the quality was much worse that the directv2pc app. I'm hoping the streaming option in home works better than that. Otherwise, I'm ticked off.

    All I want is a simple activation key...
     
  16. keenan

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    I tried the streaming recently and there is no comparison to the DirecTV2PC app. It doesn't have all the channels and it suffers from buffering and image quality issues not to mention kludgy interface. If the PC app is a 10, then the streaming option is about a 2 or 3, maybe a 4.
     
  17. SParker

    SParker Active Member

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    Since this program is defunct now I have some keys but I don't remember which ones I used. So here they are up for grabs. I hope at least one works but no guarantees.

    DT49828522F61G69
    DTD8898517312364
    DT17948P32N4P717
    DT836436G1952191
    DT396N71X8354379
     
  18. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    the directv2pc did not have any channels, it was exclusively to stream your playlist.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  19. cypherx

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    PA - Berks...
    They really should just make an rvu software client for the PC that you can pair with a Genie in the same way that you pair C31/41/61k clients. Sure you may have to pay $6 a month for it, but then you can add a TV in the office, without actually taking up additional room for a real TV.
     
  20. keenan

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    That's true, but you could stream a 'live minus about 60 secs' channel and the content was in broadcast quality. With a 5 tuner DVR is actually a very versatile solution. I watch MLB games this way all the time, just set the recording on the DVR and start watching on the PC about a minute later after the game starts. Not ideal, but much better than the kludgy online option.

    IOW, the current solution is a downgrade in quality from the DirecTVPC app. No doubt DirecTV was concerned about copyright issues and that's a major reason why support of the app was ended.
     

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