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DIRECTV2PC v5102 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Mar 11, 2009.

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  1. Cmnore

    Cmnore Godfather

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    Funny. 9.2 BROKE all of my HD video playback. Not just for the Cyberlink suite either. Broke my Snapstream stuff too. Had to revert to 9.1.
     
  2. keenan

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    I noted above that the app has been working smoothly. I should add that it still seems to exert some sort of control over the LAN connection, while viewing I get a lot "not responding" errors when browsing to websites, a second try will usually load the site.

    This is annoying and I hope it's something they're working on.
     
  3. prushing

    prushing Active Member

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    To update my earlier issue, it started working one day after I had reset my router and both DVRs. I opened up DTV2PC just to check and it found both of my DVRs, don't know what happened to cause it to stop working.
     
  4. JSchmitt

    JSchmitt New Member

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    Neither of these changed anything.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Look at the advisor and see if you're passing HDCP. I looked at the aTI site and it seemed your video card does support it, but don't know about your monitor.
    The gray for your video card only means it's unknown [not yet on their list].
     
  6. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

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    I recently upgraded my PC and it has Vista 64bit on it. DirecTv2PC fails to activate on this systme. I used the key that I originally recieved and two others that I requested by downloading from the DirectTv web site. All three of these keys fail to activate. I turned on logging on my router and I see entries when it tries to check for updates but no outgoing logs when it tries to activate.

    Any help would be appreciated. :scratchin :(

    Just for the heck of it I ran the advisor and both the processor and graphcis card show up as NO :beatdeadhorse:

    The processor is a 2.5 Ghz Core2 Quad Q9300 and the graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT. :)
    Attached is the output from the advisor:

    Check Item PC Playback Ready? Info
    CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ No More Info
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 2498
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=23, dwLibStepping=7
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 4, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=4, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 4, dwLibTotalLogicals=4
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=0
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=0
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=
    CPU (Hardware acceleration) : No
    System Memory : 4096 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Yes
    Graphics Card : No More Info
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility:
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor:
    __dwItemID=1303__ : Screen Capture Protection - NVAPI RGBOverlay=Yes
    Graphics card video memory : 0 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 7.15.11.8208 Yes
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=(null)
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1503__ : RGBOverlay=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Digital(with HDCP) Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: NETGEAR GA311 Gigabit Adapter Yes
    Program version : 1.0.0.1323
    System language : 0409 ENU English English
    Time : Wed Mar 25 09:42:42 2009
    Computer : Desktop
    System Name :
     
  7. directvsocks

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    I thought Vista was not supported. it Works on my MCE box but not my Vista box.

    UPDATE: IT IS NOW WORKING ON BOTH MCE AND VISTA BOXES

     
  8. directvsocks

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    I had this problem on a 10Meg hub. I plugged the DVR and PC into a 100Meg switch and it worked beauty eh?
     
  9. directvsocks

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    Hey Doug

    I'm very impressed with this new app. I like the direction DIRECTV is going in supporting advanced features. Please give them kudos for me.

    #B-)
     
  10. SParker

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    Works fine for me in Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
     
  11. Rugged

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    If I can't find the activation code I originally used do I have to do the entire process all over again?
     
  12. woj027

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    when I finally got DirecTV2PC activated on my new laptop with Windows Vista 64 bit (see post #95 this thread), I watched about 5 minutes of a show just to make sure it worked. So It did work on Vista 64 bit.

    too bad my new laptop crashed last night, I had to reinstall the OS, going to re-download DirecTV2PC tonight and hope I don't suffer the same issues
     
  13. bakers12

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    Yeah. Me, too.
     
  14. rajeshh

    rajeshh Godfather

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    For me, when I start, it gives an error: "An error caused the program to stop working" and when I click OK, the program exits
     
  15. cmziggy

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    I just installed the newest version and everything works, but when I went to go watch Survivor from last night, which it has no rating, I couldn't. My partenal lock was on. I never turned it on.

    How can I reset that or does someone know a default code.
     
  16. keenan

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    Over the past several days I watched about 25 hrs worth of content, 10 hrs of which was "The Tudors" recorded around spring of last year, and I have to say there's still too much video "freezing" and freezing with audio hiccups to make this app "ready to go", it still needs fine-tuning on the playback.

    I watched the network activity while these hiccups occurred and just about every one was associated with a spike downward in the data stream. I also noticed that when skipping ahead there would be a large spike upward in the bitrate, which would seem to indicate that there is data going somewhere on the PC and it's not just skipping ahead on the DVR with only the data "requested " being passed to the PC.

    I looked in a lot of places during playback and could not find anywhere where there was a temporary buffering file so I don't know if it's buffering or not, it appears to not be. Given that the actual data stream is inline with what the program's recorded bitrate is also would seem to confirm this.

    I really think a bit of buffering would solve most all of these playback issues, but given the paranoia of having "unprotected data" on a foreign device will probably prevent it from happening.

    I've noticed that there hasn't been a new version out in a few weeks, I'm hoping that's not a sign that they're comfortable with the existing version.
     
  17. Cmnore

    Cmnore Godfather

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    I'll second that statement.
     
  18. Rugged

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    okay...still struggling to upgrade the software. I can't find my old activation code.

    I signed up yesterday for a new one and they haven't emailed it yet....any idea how long it should take?

    thanks
     
  19. Cmnore

    Cmnore Godfather

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    I guess I'm gonna have to try wiping my OS and loading Win7 on my machine this weekend since I guess I'm S.O.L. with support for XP Pro x64.
     
  20. JSchmitt

    JSchmitt New Member

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    I didn't see anything one way or the other about HDCP in the advisor. Is that a monitor characteristic? My monitor is a 15.4" WXGA Acer Crystalbrite LCD. I did a google search to see if it was HDCP compliant, but I couldn't find anything one way or the other. I'm not sure if I'm searching for the right thing, though.

    A follow-up to the HDCP question... if that were the issue, wouldn't my SD recordings work fine, just no the HD ones? Or am I misunderstanding what HDCP means?
     
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