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Viewing Pictures from PC Causing DVR Lockup


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#1 OFFLINE   Holydoc

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

So I have Windows 7 using WMP and Norton 360. I thought it may be important to mention the above.

When I go to either of my DVRs, select menu, select extras, select "Music & Photos", select photos; I can see my computer and the folders that I have shared using WMP. However when I try to select a folder, I will see one thumbnail of a picture on the PC (sometimes two) and then the DVR locks up. I have tried this on my HR20/100 with 059e software as well as the HR21/700 with the same software with the same results.

This use to work for me BEFORE the 059e software upgrade and my Norton 360 upgrade. I am not sure which has caused this problem since both were updated about the same time and I had not tried to view pictures before this time.

Things I have tried:
1) Tried both DVRs. Both lockup and both have to be rebooted with red button
2) Disabling the Smart Firewall in Norton. No difference.
3) Adding a folder to WMP. Folder shows up as a selection on DVR but still locks up.

Any and all suggestions are welcome. I would love to be able to view my photos on the TV again since this is one of my hobbies.

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#2 ONLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

Best advice is don't use Media Share because it's horrible.
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#3 OFFLINE   Holydoc

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

Best advice is don't use Media Share because it's horrible.


Please give me a better recommendation and exactly how to set it up to allow for the viewing of pictures via my DVRs.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Most decent BluRay players do media sharing. One of those set up with a streaming 3rd party software like Twonky (free) is awesome.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:43 PM

mediashare works really well with Tversity version 1.7.4.1. its an older version but i use with my windows 7 and hr34 flawlessly
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