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HR2x Networking 101


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#1 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:55 PM

Why should I network my HD-DVR?

1. Media Share:

By networking your HD-DVR, you can play music, photos, & videos from your PC:
-Media Share

Note: Your PC does not have to be a Viiv PC

2. DIRECTV On Demand:

You can then use DIRECTV on Demand to download movies and programs to your HD DVR:
-DoD Overview
-DoD FAQ

Note: DVR service must be enabled to have DIRECTV on Demand (VOD).

3. DIRECTV2PC:

And finally, you can stream content from your HD-DVR to your PC using the DIRECTV2PC software:
-DIRECTV2PC

Note: This software is still in Beta testing.

Edited by Greg Alsobrook, 04 January 2009 - 06:13 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:05 PM

There are three ways to network your HD-DVR.

1. Hardwire

Simply run a Cat-5 (Ethernet) cable directly from your HR2x to your router or modem.

2. Powerline Adapter

DIRECTV offers an "Ethernet-Over-Powerline" Networking kit.

To order the Internet Connection Kit:

1. Log on to “My Account”.
2. Click “My Setup” at the top of the page.
3. Click “Add Kits & Equipment”.
4. Select “Internet Connection Kit”.

3. Wireless adapter

There are many wireless solutions available to network your HR2x. DIRECTV and the HR2x series officially support the Linksys Wireless-N Game Adapters: WGA600N and WET610N.


-To view the DIRECTV Home Networking Self Installation guide, click Here.

-For more wireless options, detailed information, or for troubleshooting, see this thread: Step-by-Step Router/Bridge/HR2x Network Configuration Doc

Edited by Greg Alsobrook, 16 December 2009 - 12:23 AM.


#3 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:24 PM

There are several programs that can be used to share media with your HR2x over your network.

WMP-11 - How to: HR2x Media Sharing using WMP11

TVersity - And the winner is... TVersity!

Mediatomb - Mediatomb is Now Working

Twonky - Twonky Questions

PlayOn - PlayOn Digital Media Server

EyeConnect - Mac Users: EyeConnect 1.5.3 Works with the HR20

Edited by Greg Alsobrook, 22 June 2009 - 08:29 PM.


#4 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

DBSTalk has an entire forum dedicated to DIRECTV on Demand located here.

Here are the channels currently offered by DIRECTV on Demand (as of 01/04/09):

[table="head;width=29em]Channel | Channel # | Channel | Channel #
DOD Home | 1000 | Logo |1272 |
A&E | 1265 | Military | 1287 |
Adult Swim | 1886 | MTV | 1331 |
AMC | 1254 | MTV2 | 1333 |
Animal Planet | 1282 | MTV3 | 1416 |
Anime | 1889 | Nat Geo | 1276 |
BET | 1329 | Nick | 1300 |
Bloomberg | 1353 | HSN | 1240 |
Boomerang | 1298 | Noggin | 1301 |
BTN | 1610 | Players | 1890 |
Cartoon Network | 1296 | Planet Green | 1286 |
CMT | 1327 | S4 Kids | 1826 |
CNN | 1202 | S4 Fitness | 1827 |
Comedy Central | 1249 | S4 Learning | 1828 |
Concert | 1829 | Science | 1284 |
Disc Health | 1279 | Showtime | 1537 |
Discovery | 1278 | SKI | 1860 |
Disc Kids | 1294 | Speed | 1607 |
E! | 1236 | Spike | 1241 |
Encore | 1526 | Sprout | 1295 |
EuroCinema | 1802 | Starz | 1520 |
Film Festival | 1803 | Style Network | 1235 |
Flix | 1547 | Sundace | 1549 |
FMC | 1258 | TBS | 1247 |
Food Network | 1231 | TCM | 1256 |
Fox Reality | 1250 | The 101 | 1101 |
Fuel | 1612 | The N | 1303 |
Fuse | 1339 | TLC | 1280 |
FX | 1248 | TMC | 1544 |
G4 | 1310 | TNT | 1245 |
Golf | 1605 | Top Movies | 1100 |
Gospel Music | 1338 | Travel | 1277 |
HGTV | 1229 | truTV | 1246 |
History | 1269 | VH1 | 1335 |
HSN | 1240 | VH1 Classic | 1337 |
ID | 1285 | VS | 1603 |
IFC Free | 1550 | We | 1260 |
[/table]

Edited by Greg Alsobrook, 04 January 2009 - 08:08 PM.


#5 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:59 PM

DBSTalk's First Look on DIRECTV2PC can be found here.

For DIRECTV2PC discussion and troubleshooting, check here.




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