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computer to tv hookup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by westview, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. westview

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    I believe Direct has a kit to hookup computer to tv. Does anyone know the cost of this?
     
  2. jimmie57

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    Please list your DirecTV receivers.
    Do you have Whole Home DVR service ?

    This will get more precise answers for what you need.
     
  3. westview

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    I only have one TV and DVR. It is the HR23.
     
  4. goldwing

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    Why not just build yourself a HTPC?
     
  5. jimmie57

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    With the HR23 you can just run an ethernet cable from the top port on the HR23 to a Router and run the setup software in the receiver.
     
  6. otaliema

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    DIRECTV2PC would be the software we have the would do that. as for connecting the TV to computer check fora VGA input on the tv you also need a 3.5mm to composit cable for audio.
    You can also use a DVI to HDMI cable and said 3.5mm to composit cable or if your vid card is big enough it will have HDMI out on it and have the ability to push sound through it.

    As far as DIRECTV suppulyed hardware would only be a CCK/CCK-W for connecting your receiver to your home network.
     
  7. CCarncross

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    You have a computer, what outputs does it have? If it has vga only, you'll need a vga input on your tv or device that converts vga to component or composite, etc.

    Directv does not make a kit to connect your pc to your tv. They offer software to allow you to watch your recorded programs on your pc, but internet streaming from your pc to your tv is outside of what Directv does.
     
  8. Beerstalker

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    What exactly are you trying to do here? Watch youtube on your TV, surf the web, listen to music? Or are you trying to watch music/play videos that are stored on your computer on your TV?

    DirecTV has YouTube and Pandora built into the HD-DVRs if you have them hooked up to your home internet service. DirecTV also has a function on the DVRs called MediaShare that allows you to watch some videos and play some music off your computer using your DVR. However the types of files it supports are very limited. Most here would recommend getting something like a Roku, or AppleTV instead of trying to use MediaShare. MediaShare is supposedly going to be updated eventually, and we hope it will support more files when that is done, but we have no idea when that will happen and what it will support, so I wouldn't recommend waiting on it if it is something that is important to you.

    If you are trying to watch your DirecTV programming on your computer/monitor then you need to check out DirecTV2PC like the others mentioned, as well as DirecTV anywhere.

    DirecTV2PC

    DirecTV Everywhere
     
  9. CCarncross

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    He said in one of his other 5 or so threads about this subject he wants to stream baseball games or something like that, like mlb or something.
     

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