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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion


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#341 OFFLINE   SParker

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:30 AM

Is it true that you can no longer activate DTV2PC?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

Is it true that you can no longer activate DTV2PC?


Have you tried recently? Its used to be pretty easy. If you dont get the e-mail with the keys, then you may be correct. I activated a new Windows 7 64-bit device late last year.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

I'm worried after reading this thread http://forums.direct...rtalPageId=1002

I'd like to reinstall windows 7 but not if it means I won't be able to use this app anymore..

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I recently reinstall it in Windows 8 after I upgraded from Windows Vista. I downloaded it and used the previous keys they sent me, when I put it in Vista.

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#345 OFFLINE   SParker

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

I recently reinstall it in Windows 8 after I upgraded from Windows Vista. I downloaded it and used the previous keys they sent me, when I put it in Vista.


So maybe their activation servers were just down that day those threads were made.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

So maybe their activation servers were just down that day those threads were made.

Could be. I am going to try to install it on my new laptop and see what happens.

Edited by loudo, 28 February 2013 - 04:50 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

So maybe their activation servers were just down that day those threads were made.

The complaints were logged over a two month period so it doesn't seem entirely reasonable to dismiss it as a single event.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

The complaints were logged over a two month period so it doesn't seem entirely reasonable to dismiss it as a single event.


Ugh so people still can't activate? Not good as I use this program all the time!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Could be. I am going to try to install it on my new laptop and see what happens.

Not so lucky with the laptop. Getting the error message, "Activation key usage limit reached". Tried two different ones and got the same message on both.

The program is still on their web site to download.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Is it still sending keys? I had several different keys that had only been used once that wouldn't authenticate, months (years) ago.

If you get new keys, it should work.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

Is it still sending keys? I had several different keys that had only been used once that wouldn't authenticate, months (years) ago.

If you get new keys, it should work.

I didn't see anywhere you could get new keys. I think before they used to send them via email, when you downloaded the software. Been a long time but I could be mistaken.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

I didn't see anywhere you could get new keys. I think before they used to send them via email, when you downloaded the software. Been a long time but I could be mistaken.

They're still sending keys out through email.
I just got another.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

Is it true that you can no longer activate DTV2PC?


I just used one of my older keys when I uninstalled and reinstalled to fix a codec problem on 2/14/13.

http://www.dbstalk.c...816#post3180816

They people in that post had an issues in January, sounds like it is specific to their activation keys.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

They're still sending keys out through email.
I just got another.
You need to go through the steps from here: https://membership.c...c/enu/index.jsp

That was what I needed. The old keys would not activate the software, but I downloaded new ones and now it works on my laptop, as well as the desktop.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

I did a clean install of 7 and it activated with no issues.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

I have it installed OK, but now get the "Can't play because your card does not support Screen Capture Protection". My graphics adapter is a built in (laptop) Intel HD 4000 adapter.

Upon researching the problem with Intel, I saw where a lot of people have reported the issue to Intel. They researched it and here is the answer, from the Intel, after consulting with DirecTV.
http://communities.i...art=83&tstart=0

Sounds like the end of the road for DirecTV2PC on any computers with HD 4000 adapters. As others upgrade their adapters, as Intel has, it will render more and more DirecTV2PC installs useless.

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Slimline w/ SWM3 LNB. OTA master antenna system to all sets.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

Sounds like the end of the road for DirecTV2PC on any computers with HD 4000 adapters.

Seems to be a Windows 8 issue as I read that link.
DirecTV2PC's last [and it looks like final] update was to work with Win7.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

Seems to be a Windows 8 issue as I read that link.
DirecTV2PC's last [and it looks like final] update was to work with Win7.

It sounds like the Windows 8 drivers are not compatible with DirecTV2PC, and DirecTV and Cyberlink have cut the cord as far as any future updates to the software.

I guess DirecTV figures why give the software for free, when people can buy the Nomad's and they make money.

Edited by loudo, 01 March 2013 - 03:31 PM.

H44-200 - Samsung 1080p 46" LED - HDMI
C41-100 - Samsunbg 32" LED - HDMI
C41-100 - Mitsubishi 1080p 57" DLP - HDMI - Pioneer Home Theater Sound

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Slimline w/ SWM3 LNB. OTA master antenna system to all sets.


#359 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

There were a lot of Windows 7 video / audio drivers that didn't work so well.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

It sounds like the Windows 8 drivers are not compatible with DirecTV2PC, and DirecTV and Cyberlink have cut the cord as far as any future updates to the software.

I guess DirecTV figures why give the software for free, when people can buy the Nomad's and they make money.

The Intel video chip was problematic with DirecTV2PC from the start.
DirecTV2PC dates back to mid '08, and was mostly used as a testbed for what became multi room viewing.
It was done under a contact that wasn't "endless", so at some point it stops getting updated, and it was free to us.
It still works [here] with my 24/34s, and Win7 with an nvidia video card.

I couldn't list all the hardware and software that became useless with a new version of Windows, over the years.
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