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List of laptops for HD streaming using DirecTV2PC?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jacmyoung, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. jacmyoung

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    Anyone successfully done so? I am in the process of looking to replace one of my laptops. Thanks.
     
  2. rahlquist

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    [strike]Use extreme caution here. A lot of the newer laptops are multi video output capable. As you may nave noted the DTV2PC doesn't play nice with those. I can confirm that HP/Compaq 8510p will NOT work. This could be a crucial problem most of the video devices in the recommended ability range are going to have multiple outputs and even with mine disabled in the ATI 2600's control panel it wont work.[/strike]

    I stand corrected. So here is another compatible laptop
    HP/Compaq 8510p
    2ghz core 2 duo centrino
    2Gig ram
    ATI HD2600 Mobility (NOTE: HP drivers may not work, you will need this http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool.php to install reference drivers on this laptop)
    XP Pro
     
  3. RehabMan

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    HP Pavilion dv5t ... Intel P8600 w/ Nvidia 9600M GT working fine here.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

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    It works on my Dell Insprion 1525.

    Specifications:
    • Inspiron 1525, Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390 (1.86GHz, 1M L2 Cache)
    • 3GB, DDR2, 667MHz
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    It does HD pretty darned well. :)

    Mike
     
  5. Maverickster

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    Dell Latitude D820 Notebook
    Core 2 Duo 2GHz
    NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M 512MB
    2GB RAM
    320GB 7200RPM HDD
    32-bit Vista Ultimate SP1
    Internal Intel PRO/Wireless G Network Card

    Works.
     
  6. rahlquist

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    Thanks Mike! thats what my wife has. Are you using Vista or XP?
     
  7. Mike Bertelson

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    Vista.
     
  8. dettxw

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    Works great!

    Dell XPS M1530
    2.2GHz Core2 Duo T7500
    4GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
    250GB HD
    DVD Burner
    Intel 4965AGN Dual band (2.4 & 5GHz) Wireless N
    Vista Home Premium

    [​IMG]
     
  9. houskamp

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    hp zd9000, with nvidea dedicated graphics card works fine..
     
  10. rudeney

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    Mine’s an older one, but it does work (albeit with some lag over WiFi):

    Dell E1505, Pentium Core DUO T2400 (1.83GHz), 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, ATI Mobile Radeon X1300, Windows Vista Ultimate.
     
  11. rahlquist

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    Cool, wife runs XP so it will be interesting to see if it works as well :)
     
  12. Max Mike

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    Running SD and HD fine on this.

    Dell Inspiron 6400 (same notebook as the Inspiron E1505)
    Windows Vista Business SP1
    Intel Core 2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz
    2GB ram
    nVidia GeForce Go 7300 256MB video ram (128MB of it shared from system ram)
    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11ABG running 802.11g
     
  13. uod

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    Dell Latitude D630 (purchased in March 2008)

    Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz (Penryn)
    2GB RAM
    NVideo Quatro 125 (or something like that) video w/ 128MB
    Windows XP w/ SP3

    Works like a champ. No problems at all.
     
  14. cadet502

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    HP/Compaq nc8430 works great with DirecTV2PC in SD and HD. Still running XP pro. Some weeks I've used it to keep up with a second or third football game "almost live".


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  15. fluffybear

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    I tried a couple of different things last evening and was finally able to get my older laptop to work DIRECTV2PC. I can play SD programming without any issues and have had luck playing most HD programming

    Sony VGN-AX580G

    Processor: Intel® Pentium® M Processor 760
    (2GHz , 2MB L2 Cache)
    Front Side Bus Speed: 533MHz
    Chipset: Intel® 915PM
    Hard Drive: 160GB 5400rpm Serial ATA Hard
    Drive (80GBx2) UPGRADED TO 2 320G Hard Drives
    Integrated Wireless LAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless
    2200BG Network Connection (802.11b/g)
    LCD: 17" (1440x900) WXGA+ XBRITE™ LCD
    Technology
    Memory: 1GB (512MBx2) PC2-4200 533MHZ
    DDR2 SDRAM
    (Expandable to 2GB) - UPGRADED TO 2GB
    Graphics: ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X700
    256MB with HyperMemory™
    Optical Drive: DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW
    Drive
    DVD+R DL Write (4x MAX);
    DVD+R Write (8x MAX), DVD+RW Write (8x
    MAX);
    DVD-R Write (8x MAX), DVD-RW Write (6x
    MAX);
    CD-R Write (24x MAX), CD-RW Write (24x
    MAX);
    DVD-ROM Read (8x MAX), CD-ROM Read (24x
    MAX)
    Modem: Integrated V.90 Modem with (RJ-11)
    Ethernet: Fast Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASETX/
    1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
    PC Card Slots: One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I
    card slot with CardBus support
    Audio: Windows® sound system compatible,
    Built-in stereo speakers
    Audio Interface: Microphone jack, Headphone
    jack
    Graphics Interface: VGA out w/ Smart Display
    Sensor
    Multi Bay TV Tuner bay unit
    Other Interfaces: i.LINK® connector(IEEE
    1394) (1 4pin), 3 USB 2.0 ports, port replicator
    connector
    Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad and
    Pointing Stick
    Keyboard: QWERTY, 85 keys with 2.5mm stroke
    and 19.05mm pitch
    Power Requirements: 105W+10%
    Battery: Standard Battery (VGP-BPS4)
    Estimated Battery Life: 1.0-1.5 hours with
    standard battery
    Action Buttons: S1, S2, Mute, Wireless LAN
    On/Off, Camera Off
    Communication: Integrated 0.3 mega-pixel
    camera
    Media Slot: Supports optional Memory Stick®
    and Memory Stick DUO™ media with
    MagicGate™ functionality and Secure Digital
    Media (SD)
    Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
    Bluetooth®: Integrated Bluetooth® Technology
     
  16. Ken984

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    Dell Studio15
    Core 2 Duo T8100
    4GB ram
    320GB HD
    Intel x3100 video
    Vista 64
    Dell 1397 Wireless B/G card

    DirecTV2PC works fine
     
  17. Grentz

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    I do not know what your issue is with your particular laptop, but this is not the case with many other laptops with multiple outputs. It could just be something with your video card incorrectly reporting something to the protection program/OS.

    My T61 has VGA, DVI, and the built in LCD and it works fine as long as only one of the outputs is enabled.
     
  18. rahlquist

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    Ok Grentz you convinced me to try further.
     
  19. hanniable

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    HP dv5t is a nice mid grade laptop Works really good compared to my old dv6000

    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
    • Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.0GHz)
    • 15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Display (1680 x 1050)
    • 3GB DDR2 System Memory
    • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    • Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth
     
  20. Busterbear

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    Works on my HP Pavillion DV5-1000us

    Specifications:
    Intel Dual Core P7350 (2.0 GHz, 3M L2 Cache)
    4GB, DDR2, 1066MHz
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
    Windows Vista Home Premium x64
    Works very well over wireless n.
    I can see and use both of my HR20's

    Bill
     

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