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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 21, 2008.
"server = DVR"
That's very helpful.
Neither of my computers running Direct2PC detect the server/DVR. One of my computers does see it with Media Server. Why can't Direct2PC?
Once I've got windows media player "knowing" the DVRs, I haven't had a problem finding the "servers". I have had a problem when Vista crashes [leaving the DVR in never never land] and had to reboot the DVR.
0x029B was pushed to my HR22-100 early Saturday morning. After that, DIRECTV2PC was again working fine.
It seems to be working pretty well here. I had to go back to the name/e-mail page after the directv2pc software was installed on my laptop to get my reg key. I think the software communicates back to the server with a cookie after the software is actually installed. I went back to the name/e-mail page after the software was installed and the software was started for the first time. It then asked for my reg key and then I resent my name and e-mail and I got a reg key within 30 seconds in my e-mail.
I finally got the file downloaded, had to go to a location with highspeed. Installed the program and entered the activation code. When I click on the icon, I see a brief flash of something Directv on the screen and then back to desktop.
Working fine for me on my Desktop. I little sluggish when starting a show (I can hear the audio a few seconds before I see the video).
Tried it once on my Dell laptop and lost connection with one of my DVR's and then the app said it could not find any DVR's on the network (I have 2).
I'll try again tonight. I might have to break-down and upgrade from g to N to get this to work over my WLAN.
I'm sure this is a no duh but my 1080i stuff runs a lot smoother when I disable Vista Aero.
What is your Vista experience index for your CPU & the Graphics score?
PC athlon 64 x2
lots of audio and video skips playing The Moody BLues, recorded from CH 79 HDNET on 11/9.
That's a 1080i MPEG-2 program, so it is the largest bit rate and CPU usage.
Ironically, my Vista index for my laptop is 2.0 and other than losing the server on the network periodically, it runs flawlessly while my desktop with a 3.5 chokes and sputters on HD.
The only thing I can think of is dual vs. single core.
Went from an Nvidia 6600GT 256 that had some stuttering with HD to an Asus AH3650 512 and the stuttering is worse so I'm at a loss.
I also noticed with the advisor that the Grahpics card is gray and Hardware Acceleration is red.
4.9 for CPU and 5.9 for Graphics.
I would recommend going to ATI and getting their new driver. You'll need to look for the "hot fix" for AGP cards. I think it's under "gaming".
Those are good scores, so I'm surprised you needed to turn aero off.
I don't and mine are 4.4 for CPU & 5.3 for Graphics.
I had a 6600GT [with 128] and moved to the 3650. I'm green for acceleration, but red for Graphics Card driver and HDCP, BUT it does work and it's because the advisor doesn't "know about" the new drivers.
Probably some stuff I run are CPU intensive. Like my weather monitor for my weather station. I shut that stuff down while I'm watching TV.
I tried that a few times before and it always said not compatible and exits the install. Does it for both the AGP hot fix and the latest 3600 series driver. I think it has something to do with the Asus cards. Maybe there is a trick to get it to work or I'm just doing something wrong. From device manager it shows my current driver date is 8/8/2008 driver version 8.523.0.0