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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 25, 2008 #41 of 569
    dhhaines

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    More wishful thinking on my part. I agree that Tversity has a lot of potential, was just hopeing that someone had been able to get it to stream from Netflixs, etc.

    Haven't tried Playon yet. I did download it , so just a matter of time before I try it.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2008 #42 of 569
    bonscott87

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    As geeky as I am Tversity really confused me to be honest. But then again I'm not all that big into streaming content to my DVRs at this time.

    PlayOn so far has been great because even my mom could install it and get it going and I don't care about streaming music, photos or movies from my PC. But streaming from Hulu and Netflix are the 2 big things I can really use.

    Both products are good and fill a niche for different people.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2008 #43 of 569
    Ken S

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    How long before there's enough content available through PlayOn and other net sources that we don't need to pay $100+ month?
     
  4. Nov 25, 2008 #44 of 569
    Bushwacr

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    Be aware: Netflix is imposing Silverlight on people. PlayOn doesn't yet work with the Silverlight player since Netflix is still running its own Silverlight Beta.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2008 #45 of 569
    dhhaines

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    That will be awhile. Broadband connections haven't been extended into much of the country.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2008 #46 of 569
    Bushwacr

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    Getting close as I see it. If it weren't for NFL ST and the HOA deal we have I wouldn't need D*. We get 99% of our content OTA, Netflix, Tversity and now Playon.

    And the HOA is considering dropping D* so I'll have to find another way to get football. But we need challenges.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2008 #47 of 569
    dreadlk

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    When you guys talk about CBS, what are you seeing, a live local station or just selected shows that they offer? If it is live what city is it from?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2008 #48 of 569
    Bushwacr

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    Selected shows.

    Current shows seem to be clips instead of full episodes. Classics and other less current are episodes.

    Example I can't find a full episode of the Mentalist but I see they have full episodes of NCIS and the Unit. Basically it's CBS.com on the fly.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2008 #49 of 569
    dreadlk

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    Thanks, I guess I was hoping for too much, it would have been nice to have another cities local cbs :)
     
  10. Nov 25, 2008 #50 of 569
    donjuan2007

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    There is a problem with my computer if I install that software, my fan front the CPU will keep going with out stopping after unistall the software it stops, any body with this problem.

     
  11. Nov 25, 2008 #51 of 569
    94SupraTT

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    Does trickplay work? It hasn't worked for me.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2008 #52 of 569
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    CBS is a cluttered mess right now. Hulu, on the other hand, has a good sampling a Fox and NBC. As I said...24:Redemption is already up there.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2008 #53 of 569
    zoidaloid

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    I must not be getting something here. "Music, Photos, and More" on the DVR? I have not seen that on my HR21. Where do I find that?
    I am running PlayOn in a Windows/VMWare on my Mac. Tried PlayOn with my PS3 which didn't see Hulu or PC when running. PS3 did see the HR21 though. Any one have "grandmother" instructions for a grandfather type?
     
  14. Nov 25, 2008 #54 of 569
    cnmsales

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    Go to the system check of play on. What does processor speed report? Mine is 1.8 per core and in yellow. It sounds to me like you have a slow processor which is limiting the performance.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2008 #55 of 569
    cnmsales

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    Is your HR networked? Have you ran the internet test to see if it shows as connected?
     
  16. Nov 25, 2008 #56 of 569
    zoidaloid

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    Computer, PS3, HR21 all on same 8 port router w/ cable modem.
    In PlayOn general settings, Media Server seems to be running. System check show 12.6Mbps. I check password accounts ok!
    I'm running VMWare Fusion to run windows on my Mac. I may have issue sharing network connection with the Mac. I'll check to see if I connect second TCP port to use exclusive with Windows.
    Maybe McAfee firewall has something to do with it?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2008 #57 of 569
    mhayes70

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    What am I doing wrong? I can't get anything to show up under my Hulu, CBS, or ESPN folder on my HR21. I can get YouTube to work.
     
  18. Nov 25, 2008 #58 of 569
    zoidaloid

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    Where are these folders on the HR21? How do you find them?
     
  19. Nov 26, 2008 #59 of 569
    Phil T

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    Mine showed up as an additional PC.

    I downloaded and installed tonight and was pleasantly surprised. You Tube and Hulu videos played and looked very good. I am running a wireless Apple Airport Express to a Time Capsule and then to a 2Wire Qwest modem. I really was surprised it worked.

    I did have some issues when I ended a video by hitting the back or exit key. The system would get very sluggish. I am not sure if it was a HR21 or PC issue. It seemed that the modem was still streaming. I locked up the HR21 and had to do a red button reset.

    I will play with it some more tomorrow.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2008 #60 of 569
    zoidaloid

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    PlayOn finally showed on my PS3. Used second TCP port on Mac. Work ok on a few test runs.
    Still interested where Hulu, Netflix shows on HR21. Do you look in playlist? Guide? Or some where under menu?
     

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