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#1 OFFLINE   repoman75

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

Is there anyway to DVR a movie and then replay it on your Blackberry or PC?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 07:44 PM

Is there anyway to DVR a movie and then replay it on your Blackberry or PC?


You can use DirecTV2PC to play it back, though the PC has to be on the local network. Otherwise, you have to do Slingbox. Slingbox will work on Blackberry, depending on what model it is, any BES restrictions if it's company controlled etc. I would only play it back over wifi, not cellular. You'd need both the Slingbox itself and the app.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

Thanks. Can you tell me more about this DirecTV2PC? Basically, I'm going to be sitting in an airport for a few hours with my laptop and want to watch an earlier football game.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:46 AM

Thanks. Can you tell me more about this DirecTV2PC? Basically, I'm going to be sitting in an airport for a few hours with my laptop and want to watch an earlier football game.


Won't work the directv2pc application will only work from within your own network. Basically you can use a computer in the same location to watch; NOT watch remotely.

Again; to do what your wanting to do, you would need a slingbox and a high speed internet connection at the satellite receiver location. This would enable you to watch and control it on a pc or phone anywhere (from within your own network or remotely for that matter as is the case here).

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:06 AM

Keep an eye out later this year or early next for a product from DIRECTV that may allow you to make a copy of the game on your device.

As pointed to above, streaming from your DVR is a mixed bag and can only be accomplished with something like a Slingbox. It is heavily dependent on your home broadband upload speed and something like a football game is going to require gobs of it or you're not even going to be able to read the player's numbers.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:29 AM

This would be a bit more complex, but would this work? From a laptop at the airport use something like GoToMyPC and connect to a system on the internal network, using DirecTV2PC from that. Would audio/video be smooth at all? Of course the airport wifi may not be that fast, at best G, possibly B.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

You can use DirecTV2PC to play it back, though the PC has to be on the local network. Otherwise, you have to do Slingbox. Slingbox will work on Blackberry, depending on what model it is, any BES restrictions if it's company controlled etc. I would only play it back over wifi, not cellular. You'd need both the Slingbox itself and the app.


You might want to take a look at the Vulkano box by Monsoon Multimedia. It is dramatically less expensive than the SlingBox, and on the model I have, the clients are free vs. $30 from SlingBox. It doesn't relay a full HD signal - I get something like 720P, most of the time it is in the 1.4-1.9Mbps range... Very acceptable picture quality for a remote control/viewing system. Remote tend to lag a little, but you learn to adjust for it.

Overall, I would recommend it to someone for remote viewing.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:41 PM

From a laptop at the airport use something like GoToMyPC and connect to a system on the internal network, using DirecTV2PC from that.

The DIRECTV2PC application will detect the screen scraping utility and throw an error.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:17 AM

The DIRECTV2PC application will detect the screen scraping utility and throw an error.


Of course it would have copy protection. Didn't think about that.




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