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[Now] On Going DIRECTV MediaShare Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Oct 11, 2013 #41 of 115
    inkahauts

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    Ok, I finally actually voted, and Again, I say just turn it into a "dumb" appletv, and google style box, where it will work via airplay. That is how I believe most people use streaming now anyway. I don't think they have their computers running all the time with music on them, I think they run airplay etc to float their stuff onto their tv's. Look at all the people in this thread who have said they switched to something else. And those other things are not streaming from pc's usually, they look like they either hold their own content or are driven by mobile devices.

    Just my two cents. Not sure if Apple tv would let them anyway, Google I'm sure would. But it would be worth looking into IMHO.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2013 #42 of 115
    Getteau

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    A long time ago, I used it to show pictures and play music, but then one day it just stopped working. Since then, I haven't bothered with it. Kill it
     
  3. Oct 12, 2013 #43 of 115
    fireponcoal

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    Use it with Serviio and find it to be quick and painless... Works well for every file that is 720P and below. Every file that is above turns the experience into a choppy mess..

    We stream/transcode kids programs to my son's room and everything else to our bedroom. Both boxes are of the HR24 variety.

    We are also a Mac household.
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  4. Oct 13, 2013 #44 of 115
    CliffV

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    For a streaming player, I tried a Sony BluRay player, a Panasonic BluRay player, and a Sony TV. ALL of them had some funky flaw. I finally settled on a ROKU 3. I'll never try any other product. ROKU makes its living doing streaming. It is first rate. All of the other players didn't seem to have their heart in it.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2013 #45 of 115
    TXD16

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    I'm in the "used it a lot when it functioned semi-properly" crowd and I would use it a lot still if it were improved. As has been mentioned, the fact that it is available at every TV to which an STB is attached is a huge plus (i.e. no additional boxes to purchase/attach, no TV input switching, etc.).
     
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  6. Oct 14, 2013 #46 of 115
    fireponcoal

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    Noticed that this feature is gone from both of my 24's last night. Is it safe to assume that it's gone for good or is an update in the cards?


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  7. Oct 14, 2013 #47 of 115
    tivoreno

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    I use this with PlayOn software running on the PC. Gives me Netflix, Hulu, etc on all my TVs. Please do not kill it.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2013 #48 of 115
    mark h

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    Same here use it with PlayOn.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2013 #49 of 115
    jagrim

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    I used to use it weekly, mostly with PlayOn or ESPN3. Though I would like to use it more, I do have other options that give me more freedom.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2013 #50 of 115
    bobnielsen

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    ROKU does what it does very well. What it won't do is stream local files from a computer.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2013 #51 of 115
    RunnerFL

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    And that's why I don't have a ROKU. My AppleTV streams all of my music, TV shows or movies from my PC and/or Mac.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2013 #52 of 115
    sigma1914

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    Doesn't Plex stream your PC files to Roku?
     
  13. Oct 14, 2013 #53 of 115
    peds48

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    and iPhone and iPad.....
     
  14. Oct 14, 2013 #54 of 115
    wcr

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    As far as what to do, they should either make it as good and anything out there or can it. Just don't leave it as it is.
     
  15. Oct 14, 2013 #55 of 115
    RunnerFL

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    Yeah, but I thought I was already bragging too much. :)
     
  16. Oct 14, 2013 #56 of 115
    cypherx

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    They need to just put airplay or a chrome cast equivalent. Or even pair with YouTube mobile apps like you can with smart TV's or Xbox.

    Media share is too slow to use. Be nice if I could use my speedy tablet or iPhone as the interface and "send to TV".
     
  17. Oct 15, 2013 #57 of 115
    CliffV

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    Yes, I currently only use the PLEX plugin on ROKU to stream CBS. But I noticed when I installed it that it made all the music/videos on my PC available.
     
  18. Oct 15, 2013 #58 of 115
    armophob

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    I never was able to get it to work with my home computer.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2013 #59 of 115
    balboadave

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    I like the idea of it, and I like the idea of not having another piece of hardware, along with the requisite cables and power supply, for the functionality it's meant to provide. But it is so poorly implemented, and when it does work, it does it so poorly, that I've long abandoned the idea of even trying to use it. But if D* ever decided to update it, and I mean a complete overhaul, or replace it with a quality 3rd party app, I'd probably use it.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2013 #60 of 115
    twaller

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    Used it just yesterday to stream Netflix with my HR44 via a Play On server. Seems to work very well with the 44, not so good with the HR20.


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