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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion


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#361 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

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.

This is the only software that I have had not work, since the upgrade, and some of my software is over 10 years old. It still works on my desktop with an ATI adapter, and Windows 8.

It is really not that big of an issue to me. I don't use it very often. Usually when I want to watch something on the laptop, I am on the road and watch movies via DirecTV on line.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

It does still work on Win 7 though? Finally upgraded recently. Running ATI/AMD graphic hardware, haven't installed the program yet, baseball season hasn't started! :D

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

DTV2PC runs on 8 for me.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:03 PM

DTV2PC runs on 8 for me.

What video adapter do you have?

H44-200 - Samsung 1080p 46" LED - HDMI
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:22 PM

What video adapter do you have?


Geforce 9800GT

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:22 AM

Geforce 9800GT


Thats a pretty old piece of kit...but nVidia drivers have always had good screen capture, and HDCP support so that is why it works with that video card.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

Thats a pretty old piece of kit...but nVidia drivers have always had good screen capture, and HDCP support so that is why it works with that video card.


Is it more about the video card/compenents rather than the operating system? I could see Directv2pc not working with a new computer with Windows 8 installed but what about the same computer upgraded?

I use 3 monitors. I would like to buy a touch screen monitor for the middle screen, that would be the only hardware change. I have Win8 on a laptop and love it, want it bad on my PC.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

Is it more about the video card/compenents rather than the operating system?

Following the history of DirecTV2PC, the video card/chip seems to be the gating item.
ATI & nVidia haven't been a problem, while Intel has been from the beginning.
I don't have Win8, but there are posts here that it's working with "everything but" the Intel video chip.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

So newer Nvidia cards won't work? Or they will.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

So newer Nvidia cards won't work? Or they will.

I'm still using a 8800, so I can't say for sure, but it's Intel that isn't supporting the older screen capture protection.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

I'm still using a 8800, so I can't say for sure, but it's Intel that isn't supporting the older screen capture protection.


I'm just wondering if my 9800 were to die and I got a different Nvidia card if it would work with DTV2PC..

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

I'm just wondering if my 9800 were to die and I got a different Nvidia card if it would work with DTV2PC..

I can't say "for sure", but would expect it to.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

I'm just wondering if my 9800 were to die and I got a different Nvidia card if it would work with DTV2PC..

You might be OK, as long as you don't have Windows 8. In my case it is the Windows 8 drivers that are killing the DirecTV2PC software. It worked OK when I got the laptop and it had Windows 7, but as soon as I upgraded to Windows 8 it no longer worked.

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

LG 20 LCD" & Viewsonic 17" HDTV LCD - Component via Cat 6 baluns from HR44-200
Slimline w/ SWM3 LNB. OTA master antenna system to all sets.


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

You might be OK, as long as you don't have Windows 8. In my case it is the Windows 8 drivers that are killing the DirecTV2PC software. It worked OK when I got the laptop and it had Windows 7, but as soon as I upgraded to Windows 8 it no longer worked.

From your own link:

Hello everyone,...A detailed explanation from one of our engineers follows,

"Intel’s Windows 8 drivers only support OS methods to protect video content. The current version of DirecTV2PC software only attempts to use old proprietary methods on Intel hardware.

Other vendors are still using the same methods they did on previous OSes. (either OS or their own proprietary methods which are compatible with Windows 8).

In any case, Intel does not support the older proprietary methods that were used in Windows 7.

This is not something that Intel can fix. Intel’s old proprietary interfaces are incompatible with Windows 8.


This is Intel's choice, and there isn't any reason to suggest ATI or nVidia is the same.


Intel has their own plan for this: http://www.techdirt....rotection.shtml

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

I'm just wondering if my 9800 were to die and I got a different Nvidia card if it would work with DTV2PC..


Works fine with my GTX 560Ti's X2 SLi...running Windows 7 64-bit. Its not so much the chip/components, but usually its in the drivers. I've found drivers that break it, then you'll find it fixed in the next nVidia driver version that gets released.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:43 AM

When I open DirecTV 2PC it acts like it's starting to download codecs but it just closes out.

Windows 7 64bit
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

When I open DirecTV 2PC it acts like it's starting to download codecs but it just closes out.

Windows 7 64bit
EVGA GeForce GT 610 1024MB


If this is an older install you might need to completely uninstall, reboot and then reinstall.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

If this is an older install you might need to completely uninstall, reboot and then reinstall.


I did that once. I will try it again when I get home.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

When I open DirecTV 2PC it acts like it's starting to download codecs but it just closes out.

Windows 7 64bit
EVGA GeForce GT 610 1024MB


I did that once. I will try it again when I get home.


Try my extra cautious reinstall steps that worked for me: http://www.dbstalk.c...816#post3180816

Let us know how it goes.

BTW: I have Win7 64 bit with and AMD HD5970 video card. I wonder if it's win 8 drivers would kill DTV2PC...

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:55 AM

Try my extra cautious reinstall steps that worked for me[/url]

Let us know how it goes.


Ed - Thank you for your post! It fixed my 'error' message on my Acer laptop.

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