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PC requirements for MediaShare
Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:07 PM
Well a few things have me changing my mind, 1st being all the available apps out there, 2nd being a new baby and wanting to view pics on bigscreen and finally my old PC crapped the bed recently (RIP).
So the ancient PC is really what kept me from trying to install MedialShare or Directv2PC and trying to network my DVR's.
Now that I'm in the market, I was curious as to what features I should look for in a tower. I know a good video card is essential, and decent speed processor,but would a dual core be needed over say a P4, etc... I was thinking about one of the HP MediaCenter towers. Anything I should stay away from or definitely have?
This may not end up being a brand new, store bought unit, so keep that in mind.
Big Daddy D.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:52 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:15 PM
What do I need to get DIRECTV2PC to work at my home?
You need to be a DIRECTV subscriber with at least one DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR receiver _ with DVR service activated. Your receiver must be connected to your home network and a DIRECTV2PC-compliant computer must also be connected to your home network. A DIRECTV2PC-compliant computer must meet the minimum system recommendations, which are: Dual core CPU, 512 MB Ram, 256 MB Graphics, and Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:56 PM
My wife's computer is nearly 6 years old and it can do Mediashare just fine. It can also do DirecTV2PC fine as well other then streaming HD programs. It just doesn't quite have the horsepower to do HD (only a single core P4, dual core didn't even exist when I built that PC).