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DirecTV2PC on Windows 8?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by islesfan, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. dennisj00

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    A couple of times, I've had to downgrade video drivers on Win7 to keep Directv2PC working.
     
  2. lparsons21

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    No, just Intel graphics.

    In the original install the test software complained about the video, but the software worked in spite of it.
     
  3. nino2469

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    I had it working on windows 8 with an nvidia card. I installed my ati card and now it will not work. I keep getting an error and the program closes out. I think there may be an ATI driver issue.
     
  4. Hoffer

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    I have 2 Nvidia cards in SLI in my desktop. Never had an issue with DirecTV2PC on Windows 7 or 8. I have dual monitors and always have the application running on my second monitor. Free to do whatever I want on the first monitor.
     
  5. CCarncross

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    I had never had any trouble with it until I upgraded to 64-bit...also running sli before and now just a really beefy card with a second card just for PhysX, but I also just used the newest drivers from nvidia's website when I recently upgraded...I may go back a few revisions and see if that magically fixes it.
     
  6. dennisj00

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    I've had to downgrade several times on an nvidia GEForce card to keep DTV2PC running.
     
  7. canesice

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    I installed windows 8 pro last friday on my 2008 gateway desktop.
    Installed directv2pc today, installed with no issues, and up and running first time.

    So I think its down to individual HW on whether or not it will function..
     
  8. PeterOne

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    The software started working on my Win 8 Pro after a reboot. AV is OK, but I do not see recordings in folders. Is it a known issue?
     
  9. Steveb_77

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    I downloaded the updated version, but can't find it anywhere, not on my desktop or when I search. Its very strange.
     
  10. PHL

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    After several months of D2PC not working under Win7 (audio, but no video), I upgraded to Win8 yesterday. Now, everything works fine.

    I'm not sure if Win8 is using the AMD Catalyst driver that was already installed or just a generic AMD driver. I'm not a gamer, so I don't need the Catalyst drivers.

    I imagine that this might work for a lot of people. A clean install of Win7 would probably also do the trick, since I know that it was working fine (with the Catalyst drivers) up until a few months ago.

    We might be blaming the video drivers when in fact it might be a Windows issue. I know that I had a bunch of problems with Win7 a few months ago and finally tracked it down to excessive CPU usage by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. During my troubleshooting period, I may have changed any number of things (including video drivers) that might cause playback issues.
     
  11. PHL

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    This is not meant to be a definitive answer, but in my research on this issue I do not recall this being an issue. Maybe the particular HRxx is not set to use folders?
     
  12. PeterOne

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    My DVR, HR34, is set up to use folders, but none of the folders and recordings in folders are present in the PC UI. Recordings outside of folders are present and could be played back.
     

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