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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. Jan 5, 2009 #741 of 809
    veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Now you know why it's still "Beta". :)
     
  2. Feb 3, 2009 #742 of 809
    SParker

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    Hey old post but thanks this worked for me!!! :grin::grin::grin:
     
  3. Feb 4, 2009 #743 of 809
    intersys

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    I downloaded the software today - tried 4 different email addresses - never received the key. It's been over 8 hours now. Any hopes of getting the key or should I try with some more addresses?

    Thanks,
    steve
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 #744 of 809
    smalltownhick

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    When I tried to run directv2pc in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (using a dedicated second network adapter) I can get into the menu and browse shows up to the point of playing a show. When I try to play the show I just get the following error.

    "The video content stopped playing because your monitor or drive does not support the playback of the protected content, or the status of your display device changed. Try updating your driver or re-select the video content."

    I tried the same thing using vmware player and the vmware's video driver for the vmware tools. But that just gives me the blue screen of death.

    Anyone got a suggestion?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 #745 of 809
    Doug Brott

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    Folks,

    If you are having problems getting a license key back from Cyberlink, please send me a private message (Do not post in the forum) with your e-mail address. In addition, provide a link to the post. The easiest way to do this is to simply press the 'PM' button under your Avatar and then fill in my name (Doug Brott) as the recipient and add your e-mail address to the message.

    I will forward this information on to Cyberlink & DIRECTV to further diagnose the problem.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2009 #746 of 809
    bakerfall

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    Thanks Doug, PM sent. I have had this working both on my Vista desktop and XP laptop, but I got a new Vista laptop and received the activation error. I've tried getting a new key with 3 different emails, no joy.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2009 #747 of 809
    Cmnore

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    Exact same problem here.
    "The video content stopped playing because your monitor or drive does not support the playback of the protected content, or the status of your display device changed. Try updating your driver or re-select the video content."
    Same error code. The S/W 'sees' my content, but is 'unwilling' to play with me.
     
  8. dth122

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    I'm having a problem on a P4 3.2 GHz, ATI x1600 card, XP-based system.

    Everything installed properly. I'm running the latest ATI drivers. Both of my HR22s were found and list programming. However, when I click to play anything, I get an immediate error and Windows shuts down the application. My PC continues to run kind of slow and weird until I reboot it.

    Any thoughts on troubleshooting this? I can capture the error details when the app is shut down.
    - Dave
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    "Thoughts": sounds like you may have something like Cyberlink Power DVD player installed. Look to see what other video software you have installed.
     
  10. dth122

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    I definitely do, and have a bunch of other video stuff installed too (DivX codec, Nero, etc.). Is there a list somewhere of software that's known not to play nice? Or is there a more scientific way of determining the conflict?
    - Dave
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    Nero hasn't been a problem [for me].
    I did have problems with some free codec packs [killed a "working fine" system].
    Cyberlink [power DVD] is a known problem.
    Maybe others will post theirs, but these are all I know of.
     
  12. Richierich

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    I am getting this message.

    "You have exceeded the maximum number of requests for a DIRECTV2PC™ application activation key using this email address; the maximum number is two."

    Also, it wants my PC Serial Number and when I entered it, it said that was not correct and asked me again and I entered it again and then it just went away. I am downloading the software again.

    Also, it asks for the company I work for and has Hewlett-Packard in it which is the PC I have and then it asks for the Serial Number and I enter it and it wants the CD-Number (which I guess is a CD Disk with some upgrade serial number on it). Why is this so difficult and if I can't do it I can guarantee that alot of other people with less skills & knowledge than me will FAIL in their attempt to get it working.
     
  13. waynebtx

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    You can leave the company name blank. The Serial number it is asking for is the number you get in your email after you download Directv2pc .
     
  14. djfourmoney

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    Bump for Information see above
     
  15. dettxw

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    Connecting your DVR to the Buffalo bridge is just almost like connecting it to our router, it's just a wireless hop away, limited only by your wireless speed.

    If you are going to watch recordings from your DVR on your PC and they are connected to the same wireless bridge then I think that is almost the same as a direct connection and there is little actual wireless involvement of the router.

    You might want to ask someone like Spanky_Partain to be sure.
     
  16. bertbrains

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    I called MLB yesterady who informed me that as part of the $14.95 monthly package one can watch archived games 45 min utes after the original broadcast has ended and after examining the Cardinals website informed me that with this package I could watch the 130 game being broadcst on FOX MW as archived games sfter the above mentioned blackouts.

    So I found out the info to my own question.
     
  17. irelands18

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    I just added a second Hr-22 receiver in my home and Directv2pc wont see it??? Will it support more than one receiver??
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Yes....I have 3 units here that it can "see".

    You need to have it set up on the network similar to your first unit, with a different IP address.
     
  19. PatentBoy

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    I have the Spring 2009 Nathem-based Mac Pro with the nVidia GeoForce GT 120 and the latest drivers loaded via BootCamp, but the DIRECTV2PC program always gives an error WRT copy protection.

    Any thoughts?
     
  20. RogueFive

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    Sorry, I had to step out for a couple of weeks ... are we still on v5102?
     
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