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Networking Vista Computer

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#1 OFFLINE   James Thomas

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:50 AM

I recently got a new computer running Vista. I decided it was time to network to my HR-20. I got a WGA and after some fumbling around I managed to get the HR-20 connected to my wireless network and to the internet.
When I went into Windows Media Center 11 on my computer and the tools, options, configure sharing procedure I did not find the HR-20 (unknown device) listed. The only thing listed was a single item--Other Users of This PC.

Any ideas on what to do next?

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#2 OFFLINE   tfederov


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Posted 11 April 2007 - 09:55 AM

Is it a Viiv PC? Are you running the latest Viiv software? Here's a link to the getting started info from DIRECTV:


For the record, there are alternatives if you have a non-Viiv PC. Do a search on Twonky or TVersity.
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#3 OFFLINE   James Thomas

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

Actually it is a VIIV PC but I understand that Vista Computers with Media Player 11 will work without VIIV. That is what I am trying to do.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

Any version of Windows that can run WMP11 can connect to the HR-20. Read some of the suggestions from the various threads on non ViiV networking.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:34 PM


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