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DOD questions.....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by amahdi, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. amahdi

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    1) For DOD, if a get a get a wireless ethernet adapter, which simply converts the wired ethernet signal into wireless - would it be fine for DOD or should I go with the powerline solution?

    2) Also - after I get the DOD working - do I need something else to connect my PC to the receiver if I want to download music, pix, etc? Is that called media share?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    1) A wireless adapter with an ethernet connection works great. I have a Linksys WGA54G game adapter and it works great for DoD and Media Share for me.

    2) Besides having your HR20/21 and your PC networked to a router there is nothing else you need to connect between the two. You just need to have a media player like WMP11 and there are a few others that work. You need to allow the HR20/21 to share with it and you will see a new Music & Photo's option added to the menu on the HR20/21.

    Yes that is called Media Share.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

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    Ok, I am a self admitted noob when it comes to this sort of thing.
    How do you get WMP11 to share with the HR20?:confused:
     
  4. Michael D'Angelo

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    Right click the top bar on WMP11-->Tools-->Options-->Library-->Configure Sharing-->check the "Share my media to" box-->You should see a unknown device. Allow it and you should get a new "Music & Photo's" option added to your HR20 menu.
     
  5. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Nope. Didn't work.

    Now it's there. I closed WMP11 and it showed up in my HR20 menu. I guess you can't have both running at the same time?
     
  6. bakers12

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    I couldn't get WMP11 to work with my HR20-700 after trying for a few hours. I downloaded TVersity for free. It has support for DirecTV DVRs built in, a codec pack that will transcode most everything and it was working in minutes.
     
  7. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Thank you very much.
    This is very cool.
     
  8. Dr_J

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    Just curious, does WMP10 work?
     
  9. Michael D'Angelo

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    No, you need to upgrade to WMP11.
     
  10. amahdi

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    Thanks for the info. I will get a wireless adapter. Just out of curiosity, why does anyone use powerline adapters if wireless does the same thing?
     
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