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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

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

  1. Aug 3, 2011 #41 of 470
    cypherx

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    Nope. I was sitting in front of the machine.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2011 #42 of 470
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    I get activation limit reached this limit thing needs to be removed tired of haveing to get new ones
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 #43 of 470
    DaddyRabbit

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    I also have my saved license keys but it doesn't work because apparently I need an endless supply of email addresses to activate FREE software.

    Put it this way, this is not a money making app for DTV, to be honest I can only use it if I have a DIRECTV DVR and a subscription so, to be honest, there should be NO activation required, its not like its streaming DTV programming over the Internet and I can "steal" something.

    As was stated before, the installer can detect an older version so why need to re-enter the exact same key for activation that was already there? To top it off, only two registrations for each email address!? WTF? Registering from multiple email addresses is usually a sign of abuse.

    Think I'm done with DTV... Hope they are reading these posts.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 #44 of 470
    cypherx

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    I agree with you but how much you wanna bet that the whole activation key wasn't just put in there to appease content owners and try to avoid potential lawsuits.

    I know it's trivial, it doesn't really need anything except an email address to send a key to. They don't even verify if that's the email on your account. Just seems like an extra step, but insurance against a trivial lawsuit from the studios I guess.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2011 #45 of 470
    Tom Robertson

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    I can clear up one part. The activation is a requirement of the DTCP-IP licensing agreement. DTCP-IP is a licensed technology, which DIRECTV pays for.

    Unfortunately, unlimited licenses can be very, very expensive (as I understand it) so by paying for just the ones they need, things are more reasonable.

    The other unfortunate part is we who upgrade via DBSTalk, rather than the builtin mechanism, tend to run into this licensing problem.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 #46 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    *yawn*
    Once again this version went in without any drama.
    Let this uninstall the older version, pasted in my old key.
    Activated, updated codex without issues.
    Was a bit slow to bring up the first playlist, but not after the first time.

    *yawn*
    :lol:
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 #47 of 470
    gio12

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    This program is a headache for most and kinda sucks at this point.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 #48 of 470
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    I am not sure what you are saying here. Why would being a member of DBStalk have anything to do with running software on the PC? Unless you are saying that the link on DBS talk points to a different link/file than what other direct tv users use.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2011 #49 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    The link in this thread is a pre-release Beta.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2011 #50 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    The posts in this thread mirror posts that have been in every release thread previously.
    This apps seems to work fine for some, yet be a PITA for others.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2011 #51 of 470
    Tom Robertson

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    As VOS says it is pre-release, and also because it is not using the automatic upgrade process. (Which I presume better preserves the key.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  12. Aug 4, 2011 #52 of 470
    Terry Kennedy

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    That would seem to make it more important for them to address this problem. If prior license keys are paid for by DirecTV, then having them just vanish and making the user acquire a new key (which DirecTV also pays for) to re-install makes no sense.

    On the other hand, this is from Cyberlink, which has one of the most messed-up licensing / activation schemes out there...
     
  13. Aug 4, 2011 #53 of 470
    peds48

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    Agreed +1
     
  14. Aug 5, 2011 #54 of 470
    geaux tigers

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    It is asking me for a passcode to unlock the parental locks. However, I have never setup a passcode on any of my DVRs. What do I need to do?
     
  15. Aug 5, 2011 #55 of 470
    sigma1914

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    Try 0000.
     
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    geaux tigers

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    I tried that but no dice.
     
  17. Aug 5, 2011 #57 of 470
    sigma1914

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    Try setting up a code on the DVR, then use it.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2011 #58 of 470
    geaux tigers

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    That did it. Thanks. I wonder why DirecTv2PC set up parental blocks when they were not present on any of my DVRs?
     
  19. Aug 5, 2011 #59 of 470
    cypherx

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    I don't know, I didn't have that problem.

    The biggest issue is that I can't playback SD programs. Freezes the app at 99% CPU usage and that makes everything else on the computer very slow. 5 minutes into that, it eventually errors out that it cant connect or it timed out. HD stuff plays fine.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2011 #60 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    This is quite strange. The HD [MPEG-4] decoding is being done by your GPU, while SD [MPEG-2] is only using your CPU.
    What's strange is your CPU having problems.
     

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