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#1 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:03 AM

For those of you with a broadband connected HR2x DVR (or R22), you should now have access to Youtube videos via Smart Search.

Just search for something using Smart Search and then scroll to the end of the list. In addition to 'Keyword' search, a new search for 'Youtube' has been added.

Enjoy!
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#2 OFFLINE   tduffney

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

awesome!!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:26 AM

I've been using it. Quality isn't even that bad. Been checking out the new Polaris RZR 900XP videos.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:29 AM

I think I'd rather have Netflix and DLNA with .MKV/h.264 codec.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

I think I'd rather have Netflix and DLNA with .MKV/h.264 codec.


You've gotta start somewhere .. ;)

Don't look for Netflix, though. DIRECTV has their own movie service and I just don't see them giving access to their competition. You'll need to use some other device for Netflix.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:34 AM

I think I'd rather have Netflix and DLNA with .MKV/h.264 codec.


That's in most BluRay boxes nowadays.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:39 AM

I wouldn't rule out DLNA just yet on the DIRECTV boxes. Now that Youtube is working, there could be more options going forward. But Netflix directly .. Nah, don't see that happening at all.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:40 AM

Works well, quality quite good.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

This was already announced Here. :)

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

This was already announced Here. :)


And now more people can find it ;)
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:53 AM

Respectfully, that's not an announcement, that's a mention. When Doug Brott does it, it's an announcement ;)
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

I have an HR20-700 with MRV network, I did a search for "Elmo", which we watch a lot with our son on YouTube with our AppleTV. However at the end of the search, it only says Keyword, and at the bottom the bottom of the search I have a red button option for Keyword search but nothing for YouTube.

Anything I need to enable? Is there a required software version? Maybe a staggered rollout of the feature?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:02 AM

For those of you with a broadband connected HR2x DVR (or R22), you should now have access to Youtube videos via Smart Search.

Just search for something using Smart Search and then scroll to the end of the list. In addition to 'Keyword' search, a new search for 'Youtube' has been added.

Enjoy!


Respectfully, that's not an announcement, that's a mention. When Doug Brott does it, it's an announcement ;)


For me, it seems to be HR24 specific. I don't have this on my HR20-700. My post indicated HR24 with YouTube support- whether its a mention or announcement, either way. ;)

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:05 AM

This is not HR24 specific .. All HD DVRs should now have Youtube videos enabled as long as the HD DVR is connected to the Internet. The videos are delivered via broadband.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:05 AM

That's in most BluRay boxes nowadays.


True, My living room TV and Blu-ray both do Netflix and DLNA as does my bedroom blu-ray. But it would be nice to stream movies for the kids to their DTV boxes without buying extra media streamers. I agree Netflix won't happen. But DLNA? I don't see a reason why not.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

For me, it seems to be HR24 specific. I don't have this on my HR20-700. My post indicated HR24 with YouTube support- whether its a mention or announcement, either way. ;)


Works on both my HR20-700's as of this AM.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

I have an HR20-700 with MRV network, I did a search for "Elmo", which we watch a lot with our son on YouTube with our AppleTV. However at the end of the search, it only says Keyword, and at the bottom the bottom of the search I have a red button option for Keyword search but nothing for YouTube.

Anything I need to enable? Is there a required software version? Maybe a staggered rollout of the feature?

Thanks!


This should be enabled for everyone at this point. Verify that your DVR is connected to the Internet. Press & Hold {INFO}, then choose "More Info" and scroll down. It should tell you whether or not it's connected to the Internet.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:08 AM

True, My living room TV and Blu-ray both do Netflix and DLNA as does my bedroom blu-ray. But it would be nice to stream movies for the kids to their DTV boxes without buying extra media streamers. I agree Netflix won't happen. But DLNA? I don't see a reason why not.


MediaShare already uses DLNA .. It's not a perfect product at present, though. Now that DIRECTV can decode Youtube videos, perhaps they will start working on a better DLNA player.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:08 AM

Works on both my HR20-700's as of this AM.


Guess I will try a reboot. I am connected internet and supported MRV also.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:27 AM

True, My living room TV and Blu-ray both do Netflix and DLNA as does my bedroom blu-ray. But it would be nice to stream movies for the kids to their DTV boxes without buying extra media streamers. I agree Netflix won't happen. But DLNA? I don't see a reason why not.


I already have that right now with a HR24 and a H21. See the PNG diagram in my sig. I am using my workstation as the DLNA server, it has 3 TB of storage, and I have been digitally converting my DVD's to MP4 files (that seemed the easiest when I was looking for software), and also some.... err.... "borrowed" materials. :D

The HR24 and H21 both do DLNA. It isn't perfect (fast forward and rewind can't be done) but it works. I am using the Playon.tv software (I purchased it), and it also allows you to add things like Netflix and Hulu so you can watch those.
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