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Why home network?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by healimonster, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. healimonster

    healimonster New Member

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    I have an xbox360 which works as an excelent media extender/streamer.
    Knowing that I am happy with my media streaming is there any other reason to home network the HR20? I am thinking file transfers, additional storage, exporting AVIs?
     
  2. bdowell

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    You mean besides needing the network connection to get DirecTV on Demand working?

    Probably not. :D
     
  3. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

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    The only benefits for having the HR20 networked are Pictures & Music and DOD. You can in no way access the HR20, the HR20 can only access your computer.
     
  4. healimonster

    healimonster New Member

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    Sorry for the newbie question

    What is DOD?
     
  5. phat78boy

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    DirecTV on Demand. It will let you download selected shows and movies for later playback from your box.
     
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  7. healimonster

    healimonster New Member

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    Sweet.
    Plugging my HR20 into the router tonight!
    Any tips on getting a software update?
     
  8. Spanky_Partain

    Spanky_Partain Active Member

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    Sure...
    Click on the link in my signautre for netrwork help.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Spanky's networking document is excellent, if you haven't read it you might want to take a minute, he put a lot of work into it.
     
  10. healimonster

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    Thanks for the info but I don't need help networking my HR20, I just need my HR20 to have the new OS flash so DOD works.
     
  11. mjwagner

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    As others have said, DOD is really the only reason. I also have an Xbox360 that I use as my media extender. Compared to what the Xbox360 has the HR20's photo and music capability is buggy and amateurish at best. I am sure that they will eventually have some solid capability but right now it is just not ready for prime time.
     
  12. Cranky64

    Cranky64 Cool Member

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    If I may add to this post my question:

    I used to have a linksys media extender to play streaming (internet radio) audio to my entertainment system. This product is now broken. If I plug my new HD DVR into my network can i stream internet radio to it?

    Thanks
     
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