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DIRECTV2PC Discussion and Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. Nov 7, 2008 #621 of 809

    Xzisted Mentor

    Feb 12, 2007
    I don't know if anyone has found a way around this yet but it would be pretty nice if someone could. I have an NVidia 8800gt card with two DVI outs that both support HDCP. I have two monitors both connected via DVI to this card which also support HDCP. I also have a dual core AMD black edition 5600 which is more than enough to handle the decode.

    What I like to do however is watch TV while I play World of Warcraft (I'm a geek, sue me). I currently watch an SD version of stuff through Media Center via a Hauppauge capture card and an old Sony HD200 receiver. I'd like to be able to watch using DIRECTV2PC though so I can watch HD content until the HDPC comes along. Right now I think that the security features preventing viewing on systems with two monitors is kind of overly strict. I don't see any reason to prevent this kind of activity from going on.

    Has anyone had any success with watching shows with both monitors active?

  2. Nov 7, 2008 #622 of 809

    azarby Hall Of Fame

    Dec 15, 2006
    Firewall setting for AVG (Media Share, DTV2PC).

    Does anyone have a listing of the firewall settings needed for AVG 8.0 on Vista. When I turn on the firewall, my PC loses sight of all of the other devices on my local network. Turn it off and everything works. I would need the settings for both Media Share and DTV2PC.


  3. Nov 7, 2008 #623 of 809

    noseeb13 DIRECTV All Access

    Sep 12, 2007
    Hmm, I have Terminator recorded as well, I'll have to see if that is watchable.

  4. Nov 7, 2008 #624 of 809

    tommy_riley New Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    It was a little hitchy at first, but it settled down after a about 20 seconds. I also had to pause/start it once or twice to get the audio and video to sync up.
  5. Nov 7, 2008 #625 of 809

    jplescia Cool Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Why.. it should not make a difference.. one reciever streams perfectly the HR20 and the HR21 is choppy.... and fyi.. just tried recording the same show on both recieveers to be sure I was comparing apples to apples and it still is doing same thing..
  6. Nov 7, 2008 #626 of 809

    p3pilot Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    It looks to me to be video driver/video card related. I just changed out my ati video card for a nvidia card and the problem has gone away. I thought I also read that updating video drivers has made the issue go away.
  7. Nov 7, 2008 #627 of 809

    credditt New Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    I had the same problem. Some HD shows played fine, others were unwatchable because the jumped around so much. The problem was my network. My PC's are either connected to my router by gigabit ethernet or 802.11 N. My HR20 was connected to the router connected using a Netgear powerline. Even though the Powerline should have been fast enough, it wasn't fast enough for some HD, especially 1080i. I fixed the problem by getting an Apple Airport Express and using it to connect the HR20 to my wireless network using 802.11 N. The wireless is ~3x as fast as the Powerline, and it fixed my problem.
  8. Nov 7, 2008 #628 of 809

    zortapa Legend

    Nov 16, 2005
    I was just watching a hockey game on my laptop. DIRECTV2PC was working fine, and has been working fine for weeks. Then my laptop shutdown because my battery ran low.

    After attaching the power cord and restarting my laptop, DIRECTV2PC now shows the dreaded "There are no recorded programs at this time" message.

    I tried rebooting my laptop and rebooting my HR22, but I still get this message. I guess I'll try to reinstall DIRECTV2PC, but other suggestions would be much appreciated!

  9. Nov 7, 2008 #629 of 809

    dixonbm New Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Is anyone still having trouble getting a serial?

    It's been more than 24 hours when I last requested it and I requested it using 3 different email address: gmail, hotmail, comcast.net.

    I hope it's not just me :(
  10. Nov 7, 2008 #630 of 809
    John Nadeau

    John Nadeau AllStar

    Sep 5, 2007
    This is very interesting! I only have hr21's and experience choppy playback on 1080i stuff... SD & 720p are fine. I was wondering what your PC specs are so that I can compare it to mine (athlon 64x2 3800+; ati hd4550; 1gig ram). I did overclock and it seemed to smooth out the 1080i a little.
  11. Nov 7, 2008 #631 of 809

    tommy_riley New Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Ya, I just have a cheapo netgear "g" wireless router right now that I got from a 2nd hand store a year ago for 10 bucks. They had like 3 of them almost brand new in the box (the thrift store was about 3 miles away from the Microsoft main campus in Redmond, WA though, so I know alot of geeks live around there). I'll probably be upgrading to a nice N wireless router soon.

    Really, right now, I'm just waiting for directv to release a software update - their first public beta release was an impressive start, so I'm anxious to see what improvements and changes are made when the next few builds come out (whenever that is).
  12. Nov 8, 2008 #632 of 809

    ke3ju Legend

    Aug 18, 2006
    Yeah, it's a brand new Dell...I went to Dell's website to look for newer drivers, and the drivers that are already on the machine are newer than the one's on their website.

    I wonder if D* will correct these issues in their next release.
  13. Nov 8, 2008 #633 of 809

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    From last night's "chat" there will be a release coming that is less CPU intensive and will support h.264 [MPEG-4] video chips "better".
  14. Nov 8, 2008 #634 of 809

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    That is good news, wonder when.
  15. Nov 8, 2008 #635 of 809

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    [like so many things] "When" I can't answer.
  16. Nov 8, 2008 #636 of 809

    rcoleman111 Guest

    Video quality is very good, but it's playing at approximately 2X normal speed. I've checked the NVidia settings, but I don't see anything that would affect it. Playback with WMP is normal. There doesn't seem to be anything it the DirecTV2PC settings that controls the playback speed. Any ideas?
  17. Nov 8, 2008 #637 of 809

    waynebtx Hall Of Fame

    Dec 24, 2006
    I checked this afternoon and its still 4526.
  18. Nov 8, 2008 #638 of 809

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    It will be a longer wait than "days". If you were in the chat last night, you might have seen my post about "cat out of the bag" and the :lol: reply from the one that let it out this soon.
  19. Nov 8, 2008 #639 of 809

    ccsoftball7 Godfather

    Apr 2, 2003
    Same here...2 different pc's with 2 different email addresses...no serial number...HELP!!!
  20. Nov 8, 2008 #640 of 809

    timmurchison New Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    I've installed Direct2PC. When I open it it says it is searching for server. It doesn't find a server. What server is it looking for? I'm network and tech savvy but don't know how this operates.

    Do I need a server installed on my local computer?
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