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Options to get my DirecTV2PC app working.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jimbohanna, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. jimbohanna

    jimbohanna New Member

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    I have 1 PC working just fine with my DTV DVR box....now I am trying to get the software to work on my laptop. Here is my log, with the issues I am facing. What are my options, if any, to get it to work on this laptop. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions. I am not a complete green horn, i just dont know what my options are.

    Check Item PC Playback Ready? Info
    CPU : Intel Pentium III Xeon processor Yes
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 2393
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=23, dwLibStepping=6
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 2, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=2, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 2, dwLibTotalLogicals=2
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel Pentium III Xeon processor
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=GenuineIntel
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=2393
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=1
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : No hardware decoder detected No More Info
    System Memory : 1984 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows XP Service Pack 3 Yes
    Graphics Card : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family Yes
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: Intel Corporation
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Screen Capture Protection : Windows Vista or later is required No More Info
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass Yes
    Graphics card video memory : 128 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 6.14.10.5218 No More Info
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=6.14.10.5218
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Internal connection Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Marvell Yukon 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport Yes
    Program version : 1.0.0.2107
    System language : 0409 ENU English English
    Time : Sat Apr 14 12:16:30 2012
    Computer : Notebook
    System Name : HOMEMAC
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    I don't see much help for this.

    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : No hardware decoder detected No More Info
    Graphics Card : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family Yes
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: Intel Corporation
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Screen Capture Protection : Windows Vista or later is required No More Info
    Graphics card video memory : 128 MB

    I've highlighted what looks to be three major issues.
     
  3. jimbohanna

    jimbohanna New Member

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    Thanks, I knew the 3 causes. 1 is obviously and easy fix, Install Vista or Windows 7. The other 2 I wasnt sure if there was something else I could do to get this to work.
     
  4. jimbohanna

    jimbohanna New Member

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    3 RED issues are actually
    OS version, I suppose I can update it.
    GPU - not sure if there is a solution for this.
    Graphics Driver. Which I have already updated to the most recent version.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    Its pretty much a no-go if your laptop doesnt have all the hardware it needs to support Directv2PC playback....The video chipset in your laptop is not up to snuff unfortunately.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Yep, this is a dead end.
    If this wasn't a laptop, a video card upgrade would get the hardware up to the job.
     
  7. allenn

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    You can get a used PC laptop or desktop for about $100 which will run DirecTV2PC. I found an HP laptop in the Atlanta, GA area for my son which runs DirecTV2PC. I installed Win 7 Home Premium OEM which cost me another $100. Also, check out Craig's List and eBay. Best Wishes!
     
  8. BAHitman

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    I would go ahead and install vista/Win7 and update to latest drivers. and try it anyway... it may or may not work. or it may produce unpredictable results... I had one machine work fine with the intel video, and another work really choppy. a third machine would not ever show video. so it's worth a shot, but I would not expect it to work... but you might luck out...
     
  9. mikeren1

    mikeren1 AllStar

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    I am having issues also.. Here are the results .. Any help would be appreciated...This is an almost brand new pc with hd graphics card and windows 7..Thx

    Check Item PC Playback Ready? Info
    CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz Unknown More Info
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 3092
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=42, dwLibStepping=7
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 4, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=8, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 8, dwLibTotalLogicals=16
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=GenuineIntel
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=3100
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=0
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Yes
    System Memory : 4096 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Yes
    Graphics Card : Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Unknown More Info
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: Intel Corporation
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    Screen Capture Protection : No No More Info
    __dwItemID=1304__ : IntelNewSCD=No
    __dwItemID=1304__ : IntelOldSCD=No
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass Unknown
    Graphics card video memory : 3857 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 8.15.10.2291 No More Info
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=8.15.10.2291
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Digital(with HDCP) Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Yes
    Program version : 1.0.0.2107
    System language : 0409 ENU English English
    Time : Mon Apr 16 10:10:27 2012
    Computer : Desktop
    System Name : MIKE-HP
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    The lack of screen capture protection looks to be it.
    Intel Graphics chips have had mixed results.
    There may be a driver update that will help.
     
  11. CCarncross

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    The screen capture protection is usually what kills this....basically thats the HDCP....if the video doesnt support HDCP, Directv2PC will not work...
     
  12. dennisj00

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    I've actually had to back up a couple of versions on various video drivers from the manufacturer versus the updates from Microsoft along the way.

    Keep trying - you might find one that works. The bad news is you might not.
     
  13. allenn

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    Most likely, you have an integrated Intel graphics chipset which is HDCP compliant. Apparently, DirecTV2PC does not recognize it, refer to the following: http://forums.directv.com/pe/action/forums/displaypost?postID=10930646. It appears that Intel integrated graphics chipsets are not on the D* compatible list. I can offer two options:

    - If your nearly new PC has a PCIe video slot, then add a D* recognized graphics card.

    - D* is testing DirecTV Everywhere, refer to: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=203670,
    which (my guess) is the replacement for DirecTV2PC. If you can wait, this will probably solve your dilemma.

    Best wishes!
     
  14. TMar

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    On one of my rigs my video card supports HDCP but the monitors don't and it still works. Playback adviser is red with "Digital (without HDCP) and it still works fine for me.
     

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