Directv to Laptop

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Twill812, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. jimmerz

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    I think I went through this when I first signed up with Directv 2 years ago and after some "quick" research it looked like my PC/Laptop needed a TV Tuner card?

    I did not have that on my current PC so my quest to do the Directv to PC ended in dissapointment...I could be wrong?

    I am LOOKING FORWARD to the Directv everywhere!!! (especially Android devices!)
     
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  3. Twill812

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    Based on the advisor it listed the video card as unknown. I did notice it scanned for updates.
     
  4. Twill812

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    Based on this link whole lot of issues with the video playback. Well, Thanks again to all. I will try to teak it or just wait for the newest app coming down the road.
     
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  6. harsh

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    Not a good sign.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    Once again you've kind of missed the boat here, but since you haven't ever used this app, I guess most know you do this a lot.

    The card/chip being unknown may only mean it's newer than the advisor's data base.
    [been there, done that]

    Twill812
    Check for a new video driver as has been posted earlier.
    I'd not uncommon for Microsoft to send an update that doesn't work as well as the driver from the chip maker, with DirecTV2PC.

    I had this a month or two back with a sound driver.
     
  8. harsh

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    So that the chipset isn't in the database is a good sign?
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Why do you care?
    You don't have DirecTV, so you can't use DirecTV2PC.
    The advisor app is several years old.
     
  10. harsh

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    Why do you think it isn't important? If the application is unlikely to work with their computer, the hopeful need to know why and how likely (or unlikely) it is to be fixed.

    If it isn't going to be updated, some hints as to what should work are certainly more helpful than berating me.

    Thoughtfully designed software usually just requires a recompile to bring it up-to-date.
     
  11. jzoomer

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    The product key and the periodic invalidation of the key is pretty annoying. I wish they would use the same method as IPAD app.
     
  12. chick3112215

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    with 3 desktops and a laptop, I hear you!!
     

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