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HR-44 Live TV on Laptop Error

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tsanders3, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. tsanders3

    tsanders3 Cool Member

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    Just had the HR-44 installed and all works except watching Live TV on my Laptop. I get this error "Laptop not connected to home WIFI" The laptop (macbook pro) is connected to same home wifi that the HR-44 in on. The odd thing is my iPad works great. It can show all the live tv channels. Many thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    With the iPad, you're using DIRECTV's app. What program are you using to try to watch live TV on the PC? It's not designed to work at all. Because DIRECTV's whole-home service shares some protocols with DLNA, you may be able to see the HR44 as a DIRECTV2PC Network Share but you won't be able to watch live TV with it.
     
  3. CCarncross

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    As Stuart said, you cant watch live Directv on a computer....
     
  4. Joe166

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    Unless you use slingbox or something similar.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    Well of course...but thats a slingbox feature, not a DIrectv feature.
     
  6. tsanders3

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    I went to the Direct TV website and then to the guide section. From there you can select the option to look at the channels that allow live streaming. It was to the computer and the DVR needs to be on the same wifi. It does not indicate Directv2PC. These are not all channels just certain ones.
     

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  7. Stuart Sweet

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    That's live streaming from DIRECTV's servers, not from your DVR.
     
  8. tsanders3

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    Thanks for the help. It started working.
     

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