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Using the Media Sharing option

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by KennyH123, Aug 22, 2007.

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  1. KennyH123

    KennyH123 New Member

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    Sorry about this quation if its stupid... Im a noob.. just ordered my HR20 and am trading my Tivo unit in...

    My question concerns the Media Sharing capability of the HR20... it says it requires a computer that has Intel Viiv technology... I can't find that on anything but desktop PC's.....

    Does anyone know if laptops are made with Intel Viiv technology?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    :welcome_s to DBSTalk

    You do not need a PC that has Intel Viiv Technology. The majority of us that are using the media share option are not using Viiv PC's.

    All 3 of my PC's that I am using are not Viiv and I just use WMP11 and all 3 work great with my HR20's.
     
  3. KennyH123

    KennyH123 New Member

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    Thanks for the info....
     
  4. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

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    I'm running it from inside Parallels on my MacPro as are several others, I think.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    That information is out of date. In fact, Intel is "de-emphasizing" the Viiv brand anyway. Check out the information resources subforum for more information.

    Glad to have you here!
     
  6. KennyH123

    KennyH123 New Member

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    OK. So then would I still need to download the Media Share software that the Direct TV site tells me I'll need? Or is that not necessary?
     
  7. say-what

    say-what Active Member

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    Windows Media Player 11 works
    TVersity works
    There have been some others, but those are the 2 I recall.

    Not sure what the site is saying to download, but I'm using an old XP-pro system with WMP11 - no VIIV anywhere near my system.
     
  8. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    You can run it natively on a Mac, using EyeConnect or Twonky (I have both installed). Check the threads for tips (beta version of EyeConnect, replacement binary for lame with Twonky).
     
  9. KennyH123

    KennyH123 New Member

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    Sounds good....

    One last question... I'll be trying this wirelessly.... what exactly do I need to plug into the HR20 and does Direct TV supply it with the upgrade?
     
  10. hobie346

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    Sorry to highjack the thread but what else do I need to do after I install WMP 11? I have my HR20 connected the n/w with CAT5 to a netgear switch and it passes the tests. I'm running XP with SP2. Do I have to have any of the files that I want to display/play on the HR20 in a shared folder of a specific name or just any shared folder?

    TIA.
     
  11. Michael D'Angelo

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    Open WMP11. Right click the top bar and select "tools" then "options". Then click "Library". Then "Configure Sharing". Check the "Share My Media To" box. Then you should have a unknown device pop up and that will be the HR20. Click it and allow it. Then you should have a new option in the HR20 menu. It will say Music & Photo's.
     
  12. kitchj

    kitchj Godfather

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    DirecTV has supplies a network port. If you want to go wirelessly, they do not give you anything for that. You must use a wireless bridge or wireless gaming adapter. I have a Linksys WET54G as my bridge.
     
  13. kitchj

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  14. Charlutz

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    Welcome to the forum, Ken!
     
  15. EaglePC

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    I ran a 50 foot network cable from my router all for this geesh!
    I be better off doing some dvd burning
     
  16. redram38

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    I have not hooked up the HR20 to the Network yet but have a question. I have set up media sharing on WMP11 but when I go to the share media to area there is nothing in the box. Should my other computer be there or will it be blank until I hook up the HR20. I am running xp sp2 on a turion64 laptop and a P4 desktop
    Thx
     
  17. emrmc

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    Once the hr20 is hooked up, you will get an unknown device wanting to connect to your wmp11. btw, you can't share music from a networked drive unless you hack the registry. search on here there is a fix for that someone posted, has to do with a xbox 360 hack that works on mediashare.
     
  18. redram38

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    Ok Thx for the info. Now I just have to figure out how I want to run the line from my back room to the Living room.
     
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