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Vista HR20 Media Sharing

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by brewer4, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. brewer4

    brewer4 DBSTalk Club Member

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    It may already be posted but I thought I would let folks know that a non-Viiv PC running Vista makes the media visible on the HR20. You dont need Twonky or any third party tools. I am running Vista RC2 64-Bit Ultimate on an AMD chip. Works pretty well. You just have to configure media sharing on the server.
     
  2. dwenn

    dwenn Legend

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    So happy.
    I have XP Pro - NO VIIV NO VISTA!
    With 108 I could PING to internet and my computer noticed the HR20 but with limited connection.
    With 10b I have access to all of my music and pictures.

    I have a straight Ethernet connection. No hub, router, switcher in my case. ( My broadband is connected via a USB port)
     
  3. Milominderbinder2

    Milominderbinder2 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '08

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  4. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain New Member

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    So how did you provide the share to the HR20, WMP11?
    What Service Pack level is Pro at?
     
  5. newcs

    newcs Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    I signed up for the beta test with Vista. Just had to pay the cost of shipping ($14) and originally Microsoft sent Beta 2, then RC1 the kits included 2 DVD's one for 32 bit the other 64 bit edition. However never got the RC2 edition, I think that's for subscribers of the Technet etc.. only. If you didn't want to get the shipment, you could download vista and burn it yourself to save on the shipping. I prefer just to pay the shipping and get the DVD's. The DVD's will work until sometime in June 2007.

    I recently purchased a new PC from Compaq (HP) and I qualify for a free upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium. Should be getting the DVD by the end of February. If you buy a new PC between October 26, 2006 and March 15, 2007 you get the upgrade for free from Windows XP MCE 2005 SP2. That's worth about $169. versus paying for the upgrade retail. You can send in the receipt provided by the retailer or go online and do the express upgrade. Compaq/HP will provide the upgrade for free. Other manufacturers are charging for the upgrade.

    My PC model uses ATI motherboard with Avivo, which I believe is the branding similiar to Intel Viiv. Windows MCE GUI uses my Nero Ultra Editon extreme 7 drivers and is compatible with the ATI Avivo. I have the ATI thearte 650pro TV card installed to which works with Cable/ATSC/DVB-T etc. So I can connect any video/audio via Composite and record from a STB, it even can use Component with the right adapter. I can make copies of movies & programs to the hard drive or burn them to DVD, even content protected programs.
     
  6. ICM2000

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    Great Instructions. Using WMP 11 my HR20 started showing pictures and playing music on the first try. Thank you for your contribution.

    Set this up on a networked lap top:

    HP DV5000 AMD 2.2G Chip
    Windows Home Edition SP2
    DLink Wireless Network
    DWL-G820 Bridge Adapter to the HR20

    Plays all available music, pictures, including iTunes. I would recommend that anyone wanting to use a wireless network to the HR20, make sure you have a stable working connection. The WMP11 took less then 5 minutes to configure.
     
  7. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf New Member

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    Vista works fine because WMP11 comes installed with it.
     
  8. carrot

    carrot AllStar

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    Anyone figured how to set the resolution on pictures?

    I get a crappy badly rendered 480P ish resolution for all. Is this set in the server, a hidden menu in the client or hardwired somewhere?


    I hope it's not limited by the 10MIPS of processing left in the Broadcom chip.
     
  9. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain New Member

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    HP/Compaq is doing the right thing.

    I am currently working on a Beta 2 version of VMware Workstation. This will let me run any OS in a virtual machine world. It will support Vista as well.
     
  10. BETTS

    BETTS New Member

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    i have a hr20 and it says im conected to the network and the internet. but i still cant get it to download on ondemand. it just sits at 0%. i am using a router with it. any info plssssss. thanks keithbetts@gmail.com
     
  11. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain New Member

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    Wow, this is an old thread.

    I suggest turning off ALL firewalls and trying it again. Then start turning them on and adjusting them by adding in http://www. directv.com and *directv.com and so on until you get it going with proper security set.
     
  12. Clemsole

    Clemsole Godfather

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    WMP11 is avable for WindowsXP from Microsoft's web site. It will also work on the HR20/21's. So you don't have to have Vista or Viiv system.
     
  13. BETTS

    BETTS New Member

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    it says im conected to the internet but still want download ?






     
  14. gcisko

    gcisko I am Iron Man!

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    If it works with the windows firewall OFF, just go to a command prompt and type "netstat -a" and you will see the port that is being used and whether it is UDP or TCP. Then go to the firewall and create a port exception for that port. Then make sure you turn the firewall back on.
     
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