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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion


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#426 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

I have the Dishanywhere application.  Makes DTV2Home look Stone Age.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

I have the Dishanywhere application.  Makes DTV2Home look Stone Age.

I have Directv's version of that, its called a Slingbox and it also has Android App so I can watch on my smartphone.  Yours just happens to be built into your DVR, because Echostar bought Sling Media a few years ago and they make Dish's DVR's.  With my Slingbox, I can also control and watch recordings from my OTA DVR.   I use DIRECTV2PC only to watch recorded programs from my DIRECTV DVR, while watching another program from that DVR live. For example, 2 NFL Sunday Ticket games.


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#428 OFFLINE   Special Ed

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:19 PM

Installed Windows 10 yesterday.  To my relief, Directv2pc still works with Win10.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:21 PM

I get "An error has occurred" when trying to play shows in Windows 10.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:38 PM

Did you try the "An Error has Occurred" fix  http://www.dbstalk.c...sion/?p=3091284

 

This will fix any corrupted codecs causing the error.  Has worked for me twice over the years when all of a sudden I got the mysterious "An Error has Occurred" message after opening the program.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:06 PM

Followed your instructions but same result.  Must be something to do with my Nvidia 660, Windows 10 and Directv2PC.  However it all works fine in Windows 7 so it makes me think its Windows 10.  I remember it worked in Windows 8 but not 8.1. Maybe Windows 10 in Windows 8.1 have some sort of architecture that doesn't work with DirecTV2PC and Nvidia.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:33 PM

I held my breath when I opened it up after the windows 10 install and was surprised it still worked.  Football season coming up and that is when it gets the most use.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:18 PM

I wish it worked but at least I have my Colossus 2 and that works in Windows 10 so I guess that will have to do.



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:21 AM

I reinstalled my system on my pc and went to get activation from directv site.

 

and I guess directv stopped providing it.

 

all search link goes to main site now.

 

 

this app was the only app that provide great HD picture and sound.

 

I have the app installed. 

 

I just need an unused activation key.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

I have the same issue.  I had to do this on another pc last month and was able to get a new key.  Now Directv killed the link.  Don't know if we have AT&T to thank for this one, but I certainly will miss the quality of the directv2pc application.

 

I was told by a support rep that you can stream using the directv web site as long as you're in your network.  I was going to test this when I get home to see how well this works.  The only problem is that is requires my internet to be up and running which has been know to go down from time to time.  Having the app circumvented this requirement.  I tried using geniego to replace this feature, but the quality was much worse that the directv2pc app.  I'm hoping the streaming option in home works better than that. Otherwise, I'm ticked off. 

 

All I want is a simple activation key...



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:02 PM

I tried the streaming recently and there is no comparison to the DirecTV2PC app. It doesn't have all the channels and it suffers from buffering and image quality issues not to mention kludgy interface. If the PC app is a 10, then the streaming option is about a 2 or 3, maybe a 4.



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

Since this program is defunct now I have some keys but I don't remember which ones I used. So here they are up for grabs. I hope at least one works but no guarantees.

 

DT49828522F61G69
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DT17948P32N4P717
DT836436G1952191
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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:11 PM

I tried the streaming recently and there is no comparison to the DirecTV2PC app. It doesn't have all the channels and it suffers from buffering and image quality issues not to mention kludgy interface. If the PC app is a 10, then the streaming option is about a 2 or 3, maybe a 4.

the directv2pc did not have any channels, it was exclusively to stream your playlist.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:07 PM

They really should just make an rvu software client for the PC that you can pair with a Genie in the same way that you pair C31/41/61k clients.  Sure you may have to pay $6 a month for it, but then you can add a TV in the office, without actually taking up additional room for a real TV.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:08 PM

the directv2pc did not have any channels, it was exclusively to stream your playlist.


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That's true, but you could stream a 'live minus about 60 secs' channel and the content was in broadcast quality. With a 5 tuner DVR is actually a very versatile solution. I watch MLB games this way all the time, just set the recording on the DVR and start watching on the PC about a minute later after the game starts. Not ideal, but much better than the kludgy online option.

 

IOW, the current solution is a downgrade in quality from the DirecTVPC app. No doubt DirecTV was concerned about copyright issues and that's a major reason why support of the app was ended. 



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:11 PM

They really should just make an rvu software client for the PC that you can pair with a Genie in the same way that you pair C31/41/61k clients.  Sure you may have to pay $6 a month for it, but then you can add a TV in the office, without actually taking up additional room for a real TV.

Like TiVo does with their TiVo Mini device for cable, a wonderful solution, The online streaming is awful, give me at least Netflix quality video on live TV(or very near live) then they may have something, but low bitrate, stalling, buffering TV via a weakly implemented online server system, no thanks.



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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:20 PM

They really should just make an rvu software client for the PC that you can pair with a Genie in the same way that you pair C31/41/61k clients.  Sure you may have to pay $6 a month for it, but then you can add a TV in the office, without actually taking up additional room for a real TV.

Easy, do like I do, use a DVR (you can use a mini a well) to feed ElGato EyeTV to your Mac (PC works as well) and no monthly fees! And on HD and LIVE!!!


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:25 PM

That's true, but you could stream a 'live minus about 60 secs' channel and the content was in broadcast quality. With a 5 tuner DVR is actually a very versatile solution. I watch MLB games this way all the time, just set the recording on the DVR and start watching on the PC about a minute later after the game starts. Not ideal, but much better than the kludgy online option.

 

IOW, the current solution is a downgrade in quality from the DirecTVPC app. No doubt DirecTV was concerned about copyright issues and that's a major reason why support of the app was ended. 

I seriously doubt it had anything to do with any copyright issues. I think the stopped support because of app design.  Most off the shelf computers could not run the program. It required a work horse to run, then add the fact the PC sales have been declining pretty quickly and that this is a niche product.  


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:25 PM

Easy, do like I do, use a DVR (you can use a mini a well) to feed ElGato EyeTV to your Mac (PC works as well) and no monthly fees! And on HD and LIVE!!!

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:27 PM

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I use component, get beautiful 1080i on my iMac 5K!!!


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:30 PM

 

yes component video works good to.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 12:34 PM

Ugh, I think I reached the end of Directv2PC here.  My Radion 5600 video card was acting up so I switched it out with a Radion R7 260x.

 

Now I get the dreaded.  "Directv2PC cannot display this video because your graphics card does not currently support screen capture protection".    The new card has the same control setting video card panel as the previous card.  There is no way that I can find to turn on screen capture protection.  I searched a few hours on the web for answers - nothing.   I am sure it already has HDCP protection.  Directv2PC just does not sense it. 

 

:( 

 

I guess I'll look into ElGato EyeTV whatever that is..



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:23 PM

Looking into Slingbox.  One thing I loved about Directiv2PC is that I could play from my DVR to PC via ethernet cable so there was no buffering, studdering or delays.  At first I used wifi with directv2pc and some programs, especially sports were really choppy.  So I ran an ethernet from my Home entertainment center to my PC where the router is and things worked perfectly.

 

Can Slingbox work DVR to PC via direct ethernet or do I need to use WiFi?  I realize on the road there would need to be picture quality sacrifices but in the house to my main it would be nice to get a perfect picture. 

 

Could use it today.  Football game is on and I would normally play it on my second monitor while I am on the internet.



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 01:50 PM

or the Slingbox app care is that you are connected to the network


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