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Youtube Videos on DIRECTV HD DVR


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#101 OFFLINE   LameLefty

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:26 AM

The problem I and others are having has yet to be identified. Until it is no solution will be available.


Just wait. When YouTube was first enabled in testing, it took 5 days for YouTube search results to appear in my SmartSerches. Could be a caching issue with your ISP, could be something with Directv's proxy server for search results, could be a glitch in the YouTube external access APIs, etc. Patience.

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#102 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:30 AM

Just wait. When YouTube was first enabled in testing, it took 5 days for YouTube search results to appear in my SmartSerches. Could be a caching issue with your ISP, could be something on Directv's proxy server for search results, cold be a glitch in the YouTube external access APIs.


Without the problem being identified all I can do is wait.
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#103 OFFLINE   azarby

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:37 AM

Just wait. When YouTube was first enabled in testing, it took 5 days for YouTube search results to appear in my SmartSerches. Could be a caching issue with your ISP, could be something with Directv's proxy server for search results, could be a glitch in the YouTube external access APIs, etc. Patience.


I don't see where ISP caching has anything to do with it. Both of my HR24-500s have YouTube, and the HR22-100 and HR23-700 don't.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:11 AM

Just remember everyone many of us went thru the same problem with TVApps not long ago. Appears on some receivers, not all of them, some had them work all the time, some never until it was completely fixed I believe in early November on my units.

If DirecTV can send a Satellite into space, I'm sure they will figure this one out soon. :)

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:21 AM

So, HR24-100 with 0x454.

Tv Apps: Work.
Music, Pictures and More DLNA: Works.
Network test: I can ping the receiver from my computers.

Network status: 24 Mbps down, 3 Mbps internet. Rock solid, fast, and working like a charm.

Youtube status on HR24: Zilch.

It's been over 24 hours since the update now. I guess there is indeed..... a few more bugs to work out. Like it not working on a large number of receivers. :D
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:51 AM

I bet a front line CSR could figure it out and have the answer. :D

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:56 AM

It's been over 24 hours since the update now. I guess there is indeed..... a few more bugs to work out. Like it not working on a large number of receivers. :D


It's hard to tell if it's a large number of receivers or not. Certainly it's more than one. Seems here it's affecting 6-12 folks. I'll let you know if I hear anything from DIRECTV.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:19 AM

Wow, way to go DirecTV. I just tried it and it works. I was actually thinking about leaving DirecTV but this is a step in the right direction in keeping me.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

HR24-100 with 0x454 and it's working fine.


Doug, do you think those who can't get it working might need to try the "UTUB3ON" trick?
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:35 AM

MY HR24-200 has YOUTUBE. My HR20-700, HR21-700 and HR21-100 do not. All have internet access working since TV Apps work on all of them.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

Had it yesterday by searching "Maher". Don't have it now. Real odd. HR20-700
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

HR24-100 with 0x454 and it's working fine.


Doug, do you think those who can't get it working might need to try the "UTUB3ON" trick?


I tried that yesterday and did not work for me on my HR20-700.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:48 AM

Had it yesterday by searching "Maher". Don't have it now. Rea odd. HR20-700

Same here. Yesterday I had software version 0457 and I had youtube working all day, had a lot of fun with it. Overnite I rec'd software version 0458 and now youtube is NOT there. This is on an HR20-700. :confused:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:50 AM

Same here. Yesterday I had software version 0457 and I had youtube working all day, had a lot of fun with it. Overnite I rec'd software version 0458 and now youtube is NOT there. This is on an HR20-700. :confused:


I am rebooting. Will update in a few.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

I am rebooting. Will update in a few.


I did that before posting here, to no avail...Good Luck

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

I called DirecTV and spoke with a technician. Was told that their engineers are aware of the Youtube problem and are working on it but would not tell me what the problem is. The technician said resetting the receiver should solve the problem. When I said resetting doesn't work for everyone I was then told to go to the Tech Forum on their website and see if a solution can be found there. No answer there either. So it looks like we're at the mercy of the engineers correcting the problem.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:59 AM

OK, small error in my previous post, yesterday my HR20-700's software version was 0456,not 0457(these are getting a little confusing). My HR21 does have version 0457,just checked it now, and youtube is working on the HR21. Even after reboot, HR20 does not have youtube today. Maybe we have to wait a day for it to load up as indicated elsewhere in this thread.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

OK, small error in my previous post, yesterday my HR20-700's software version was 0456,not 0457(these are getting a little confusing). My HR21 does have version 0457,just checked it now, and youtube is working on the HR21. Even after reboot, HR20 does not have youtube today. Maybe we have to wait a day for it to load up as indicated elsewhere in this thread.
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HR20-700 x458 today 2:28am, after reboot this morning, youtube not working.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:13 AM

For those of you with it working, are you all using a Cutting Edge version of the software? I just did another 02468 reset, and it still ran x0452 on my HR23. I see a lot of you are claiming to run x0454, x0456, x0457, or x0458.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:26 AM

This feature has been released to everyone .. something was pushed to your receiver that enabled Youtube (I don't know all of the technical details). It's apparently not working for everyone, though.

I do know that your DVR must be connected to the Internet and that the parental controls need to allow videos.

I think what is going on is that your DVR simply isn't "seeing" the servers responsible for making this work. I don't know if this is because of something on your end or something on DIRECTV's end. I'm still waiting for feedback from DIRECTV.

In any event, this is no longer a Cutting Edge only feature.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:27 AM

Yet another introduction by Directv without finishing MediaShare.

HEY DIRECTV, IMPLEMENT STANDARD FAST FORWARD AND REWIND ON MEDIASHARE BEFORE STARTING ANOTHER VIDEO PLAYBACK PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

It's all part of the bigger plan ....
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:51 AM

HEY DIRECTV, IMPLEMENT STANDARD FAST FORWARD AND REWIND ON MEDIASHARE BEFORE STARTING ANOTHER VIDEO PLAYBACK PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!!!


UNLESS IT'S HULU!!!!!!:grin:
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

You know as soon as DIRECTV adds hulu the price for hulu will go up.. :P
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:12 PM

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.


I would love if DirecTV offered a 'Netflix like' option where you pay a certain amount a month and get instant streaming just like Netflix. Sure there's Download on Demand right now, but that can get really expensive over time, plus you have to download the content, exit out of that screen and go into the playlist screen and hope to god it shows up in there and doesn't show up in history as canceled.

I'd love a streaming option (perhaps a 30 sec up front buffer) for those of us with fast enough connections. Plus non DVR's could join in on the fun (and DirecTV could capture more revenue from non DVR users), as streaming and buffering can take place in RAM, rather than a swap file on a hard drive. Take the Nintendo Wii for example.... there's no hard drive in that thing, but you can still instantly view Netflix titles on it.

Perhaps a movie package where you get 10 movies a month for a discounted rate, rather than the current ala-carte $4.99+ or whatever it is today per film.

But yeah, the YouTube works great! It also proves that the device can stream, as the videos start instantly (note they don't download to your playlist, then you pick them out of there!). Just with the search results were in line with the web search results. Lots of "copy-written" content omitted from the DirecTV search. Many music video searches for example yield lots of cover's or other interpretations to the songs. Do the same search on Youtube.com and you can get the official music video. Same thing with clips from Letterman, Daily Show, and many other NBC / CBS content. Must be the paranoid studios limiting some content to web only, much like Hulu. Not DirecTV's fault, because YouTube embedded in BluRay players filter the search results exactly the same.

Now we just need a qwerty keyboard remote (like Boxee's?) Triple Tap works better than hunt and peck, but it's still no keyboard!




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