I've scoured the internet looking for this. All I can find is information about using a laptop as a TV but nothing about using the TV that is hooked up to a HDDVR to display the screen of a laptop on the same home network. I understand there is supposed to be a way to display photos, video etc from a computer to the HDDVR/TV and I've yet to figure this out but I'm more interested in using the TV on my HR24 as a slave display for my laptop.
I have 2 HR24 units but only one is hooked up to the LAN router via ethernet cable. There is no other equipment from directv involved with any of my two receivers. I've read a lot about DECA boxes and SLIM receivers until my head spins and I still don't understand the whole thing. My units both have two RG-6 cables going to them so maybe there are newer units that have only one?
The laptop is running Win7
I've had Directv since the very first unit came out and I sometimes wonder why I am such a fan of self destruction.
BTW-this all started when I saw I could just pay $3.00/month for Whole Home. I got it activated and then spent hours trying to get it to work. I talked with two technical reps and got two answers on how to NOT solve the problem. The obligatory umpteen minute resets and reinitializations are always a joy. I made this easy though and told them to cancel the Whole Home service after two lame attempts to "fix" the issue.
Does directv offer ANY training to the technical people other than resetting and initializing? The second person stated that they would have to send out a service person because the IP addresses of the two receivers I was trying to use was not the same. This seemed very fishy to me. She also said there was absolutely no other equipment needed for whole home other than the two receivers that I have???
Sorry so long_I hope I can get some help please???