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#51 OFFLINE   eweiner1



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Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

I've been running it on a new quad-core Dell XPS420. I have a power-line ethernet network between the HR21-700 and the computer. Works great! No stuttering. Looks great on my 24 inch LCD too! Good Job DirecTv!

As a frequent critic of D* over HD DVR issues, I have to say that D* finally got it right with DIRECTV2PC. There have been times that it has just been way to convenient to sit at my computer (a quad core Pentium system attached to a 22" widescreen monitor) and watch what was recorded on any of the 4 HD DVR boxes in my home. Of course this gives me that opportunity to "see" what some of the "young ones" have been watching and recording. The only drawback (if you want to call it one) is that once any part of a program is viewed, the menu screen on that particular DVR shows that the program has been viewed, even partially. Heck, keeps 'em guessing.

Now if D* would only stop doing software upgrades during prime time hours. Well, we can only hope!

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#52 OFFLINE   Drew2k


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:45 PM

I'm embarrassed to say I've missed a few of these first look articles, but it's worth saying anyway: great job on the First Look!!!

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:00 AM

My major issue is............No issues. Nothing to complain about. :lol:
It is running great on my laptops.
I'm running the latest version, I think. I love being able to watch a recorded show on my laptop, while sitting on the couch, watching something else on the tv.
Good job, Dtv.
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#54 OFFLINE   jjcaudle


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:03 PM

This seems to be more limited than Tivo Desktop. Tivo desktop can transfer programs from Podcasts to the DVR, programs from DVR to computer or even convert them for IPod viewing.

#55 OFFLINE   rahlquist


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:02 PM

This seems to be more limited than Tivo Desktop. Tivo desktop can transfer programs from Podcasts to the DVR, programs from DVR to computer or even convert them for IPod viewing.

When you get Tivo desktop to work on an HRx its a fair comparison til then I'll suggest :backtotop before the mods do.

Directv2PC does exactly what it was created to do, in compatible systems, lets you play HRx programming on a PC.

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