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#1 OFFLINE   Mindhaz

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:49 PM

I guess this would be great if my 2 year old antique of a computer would run it. My 3.0 ghz Pentium D Dell XPS 400 doesn't meed the product specs. As a result, it is refusing to run.

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#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:56 PM

I guess this would be great if my 2 year old antique of a computer would run it. My 3.0 ghz Pentium D Dell XPS 400 doesn't meed the product specs. As a result, it is refusing to run.

I've been testing with a 3 GHz PentiumD and it's been working fine.
What is the "problem/error"?
here is a thread about running this on old computers: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=131230
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#3 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

unless you have a beefy computer, i highly recommend checking out the link that VOS posted above
BTW, nice first look!!!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:08 PM

I have to laugh in the Advisor is telling me to change my video card driver back to one at least 6 to 8 months old. I have an ATI 4870 with the latest ATI driver released. I'll wait for the download (at these speeds it may be tomorrow :) ) and see whether having the "latest" is a true detriment.

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#5 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

Nice First Looks! :)

Good work guys.

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#6 OFFLINE   MikeW

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:53 PM

You guys have taken the "First Look" to a whole new level. Nice work!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:20 PM

Wow! This first look, looks great!! Awesome job guys!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for the preview! I might be scorched in comments, but this is a good effort at converging personal computers and premium quality HD content. The validation program and setup looks straightforward for someone who may not be an A/V expert.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:49 PM

this looks incredible, and I don't know about you all, but i will be watching poker tonight on the can!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:51 PM

this looks incredible, and I don't know about you all, but i will be watching poker tonight on the can!

To each his own...

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 02:58 PM

I like the new first look PDF style, very nice looking!

I hope people enjoy Directv2PC and will be interested to see the feedback on it. I think it is very cool and a very unique application that I have not seen from any other TV providers out there!
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#12 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:01 PM

I like the new first look PDF style, very nice looking!

I hope people enjoy Directv2PC and will be interested to see the feedback on it. I think it is very cool and a very unique application that I have not seen from any other TV providers out there!


Grentz, it is we who should thank you for your great writing and excellent testing.
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:40 PM

awesome job on the first look guys thank you!

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 04:53 PM

For a detailed list of
requirements, see Appendix A.


I can't find "appendix a" in the first look pdf?

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:07 PM

I wonder if the writing is on the wall for the HDPC-20.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:23 PM

Awesome job, team. :up: I really like the new look!
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:04 PM

Directv2pc works great! Thank you very much D*!
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#18 OFFLINE   Toyo

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:40 AM

I dont understand what is so great about being able to watch a Tv program on your PC, when you could just watch it on your TV. If you were able to get it on your PC away from your house that would be different.

You can buy a new Plasma or LCD TV these days plus get another reciever setup for less money than a PC that plays 1080P. Dont think that I am against technology. I love it. Its just I dont really see the big benefit. I have a Panasonic Tough Book CF-30 that I would love to watch some of my shows on while I am out in the real world working. Could you imagine being in a remote place in the world and being able to watch your programs from your STB? That would be cool.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:47 AM

directv should just turn this box into a DBA vista certified tuner, and dev. a plugin for VMC + only, just to be nice and show it can be done. Imagine that You wouldnt need the fabled HDPC box.

Basically a controlled enviorment HDHomerun. that does Sat and OTA.

Surely this is possible.

Shared local drive storage on the DVR and PC would be welcomed.

One can dream.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:29 AM

Any chance of a Mac version?




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