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PlayOn: Watch Hulu, YouTube, CBS, CNN, ESPN, and Netflix on your TV using your HR20?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by cnmsales, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Nov 23, 2008 #1 of 569
    cnmsales

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    So I have been using this product for a while now to stream stuff to my xbox from hulu and cbs. Tonight I got a wild hare and tried it on the hr20, guess what, it works. NICE. Some good stuff on it too. Check it out.


    http://www.themediamall.com/playon

    Thought others might be interested, especially if you dont have a xbox or ps3.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2008 #2 of 569
    FranklyFred

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    Works well, did you figure out a way to get the media mall GUI to show up using HR20-100 Would like to check out the radio feature
     
  3. Nov 24, 2008 #3 of 569
    dave29

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    nice, i will have to try it when i get home.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2008 #4 of 569
    Stuart Sweet

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    This has worked on DIRECTV HD DVRs for some time, and in fact some of our members are working with The Media Mall to further improve it. There are some trickplay issues and some speed issues but it is, as we say, getting better all the time.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2008 #5 of 569
    skylox

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    SO, I just checked out the site. Now wich one do I pick to install?
    Active TV or PLayOn?
    Sorry this mifht be a dumb question.

    Thanks
     
  6. Nov 24, 2008 #6 of 569
    rahlquist

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    PlayON

    The only stupid question is the one that goes unasked.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2008 #7 of 569
    skylox

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    Thanks. Now do I then just install it on my computer and then just access my pc from my HR22?
     
  8. Nov 24, 2008 #8 of 569
    Stuart Sweet

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    Install it on your computer, leave the computer on, and if your DVR is networked, you should be able to go to "Music, Photos, and More" in the Menu and see the content menu.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2008 #9 of 569
    machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    Poo, Windoze only
     
  10. Nov 24, 2008 #10 of 569
    skylox

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    Ok cool, Thanks guys
     
  11. Nov 24, 2008 #11 of 569
    PressureContent

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    Tried is and it works good. Although the performance seems slightly better on my 360 than the HR21-700.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2008 #12 of 569
    EricRobins

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    I have used the PlayOn software for a few weeks. It runs pretty well, and is a nice piece of software, but I am not sure its worth the $30 they are charging for it.

    I wonder how much of my performance issues stem from the fact that the machine I have it installed on is a PC from early 2002 (about 1.6, 768 mb ram).
     
  13. Nov 24, 2008 #13 of 569
    evan_s

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    I've used it a bit and it seems to work well. I still have some what of a problem paying for something they are still calling beta. Beta says it is still in testing and not ready to be sold but they are still trying to sell it to me.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2008 #14 of 569
    Bushwacr

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    I believe the minimum specs are 1.8Gz machine and 512 Ram. At those specs you have to run it in whatever the Minimum mode is which is not good.

    I get no problems on a dual core AMD 4400 or 5600 and 2G Ram at Max. It needs power to decode; though not as much as other software I run.

    Edit: You might try the "Process entire video before start" setting to eliminate the pressure of decoding and streaming at the same time.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2008 #15 of 569
    fluffybear

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    Thank You for pointing me to this program! It works fairly well and am looking forward to an evening of watching Lour Grant and S.W.A.T., 2 shows I miss deeply.
     
  16. Nov 25, 2008 #16 of 569
    bonscott87

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    I'm home sick today so I got this up and running and it works great! Watched all kinds of stuff including full length feature films on Hulu. This works sooooo much better then anything else I've ever tried. And it's very simple to use and install.

    I'll register this for sure assuming I keep using it.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2008 #17 of 569
    barryb

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    Thanks cnmsales!
     
  18. Nov 25, 2008 #18 of 569
    psweig

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    My God, I'm watching old episodes of Beauty and the Beast ! Thank you cnmsales.
    :) :) :)
     
  19. Nov 25, 2008 #19 of 569
    MikeW

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    There have been several threads on this software and I am really surprised there hasn't been a very enthusiastic response to it. I've been on it for about 3 months and paid the $30.00 for the software. If you get a chance, take a look at 24:Redemption on Hulu. The PQ is outstanding. I'd probably pay $50 for the software, so I think I got a deal.

    Earlier betas showed that they are also working to add a music/photos/videos player from your PC. They cleaned that menu off, but it is still in the works.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2008 #20 of 569
    87vert

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    how does this compare to tversity?
     

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