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DIRECTV2PC v5717 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Oct 20, 2009 #201 of 1021
    dennisj00

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    This may have been answered, I haven't read this thread, but why does the software spend 20 seconds or so "Checking for updates" but never updates. I'm on 5708 . . .working well, but afraid to download 5717 because it seems every other version quits or requires a new key.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2009 #202 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    "My guess" is for when this gets out on Beta, it will then look and find updates if they're out there.
    I'm still on my first keys here. I finally had to retire one key when the motherboard finally took a dump, but that key had gone through upgrades of Windows & hard drive changes without issues, for the past year.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2009 #203 of 1021
    billsharpe

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    I don't use Directv2PC very often, but I tried using it Monday on my Compaq laptop. It worked fine when first installed last year, but this time I got a Windows Vista message that Aero had to be disabled to run the program. Next I got an update available message from the Directv2PC program saying that a newer version was available and did I want to install it. I foolishly answered yes; the update removed my prior version and started to install the new version. First screen asked for my name and serial number. Of course I didn't have the serial number available anymore. Allright, I said, it's a free program, I'll just start over and download the new version again. Website only offered to download the PCAdvisor, which would let me know if my system was capable of running Directv2PC. I downloaded the advisor, ran the program, and got the error message about my video driver, at which point I gave up. A system restore did not bring back the prior version of DirecTV2PC.

    From what others have posted in this thread, it appears the app is not worth bothering with.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2009 #204 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    While it may not be "worth it" for you, what video card do you have?
    Most of this thread is about those that have had problems, and few about those [like me] that don't.
    Your serial number was sent in an email, so you might look for it or have done like others and copy it to a text file, as I did.
    You can download the app from DirecTV and get another key/serial number and it sounds like you didn't navigate past the advisor to get to the app to download.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2009 #205 of 1021
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    Ditto for me. Fortunately, I have two more email addresses I can use, but I'll eventually have to start creating dummy email addresses to deal with this.
     
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    islesfan

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    Ditto here (only mine is the progress bar at the bottom). I just press play again on my remote and the progress bar pops back up. Then it goes away and takes the black bar with it.

    In my case, when I press volume, it comes up with the bars on the screen like a TV does (I guess because it's an all-in-one and meant to be used like a TV). This seems to cause the problem. Play resolves it.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2009 #207 of 1021
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    Out of curiosity, with my new PC, DirecTV2PC works almost flawlessly. I still have lip sync issues, et al, but nothing that prevents me from enjoying the shows.

    Now, I have noticed that I can play back all content, HD and SD, from a variety of channels, except CBS. I have tried NCIS a few times, and after a few minutes it starts to studder, freeze, and otherwise become unwatchable. The original recordings have been fine. I think it is a bandwidth issue, but why only with CBS? I wonder if it has to do with CBS being in 1080i, whereas FOX and ABC are 720p? I haven't tried NBC because I don't watch anything on NBC (until Chuck returns).

    Could this be it? I have no problems with HDNET, so why CBS?

    Also, I did notice that loud soundtrack music seems to trigger the break-up. If that isn't the cause, it sure is one big coincidence.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2009 #208 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    I'll love the version that consistently detects all the units on my network every time it gets launched...

    Over numerous releases, I've seen it first detect one unit, then another, than a different one (and no longer the first), and so on....

    There's still work to be done.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 #209 of 1021
    billsharpe

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    When I selected the download for DirecTV2PC I got a screen telling me to download the advisor; there was no opportunity to download the main app. The video card is built into my laptop. The advisor gave me a red indicator for my video card. I suppose if I really wanted the app I could upgrade the laptop and get a new serial number. However, I hardly ever used the app. But I had no problems at all until I tried to use it again earlier this week.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 #210 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Here are the steps:
    You got to here [and if not go here: http://www.directv.com/directv2pc]
    D2PC1.PNG

    And then here
    D2PC2.PNG

    Now if you cancel the pop-up, you get to here
    D2PC3.PNG
    This is where you give the info to get the key and when you click submit you then need to complete the download [or at least I have had to] and the email with the new key is sent.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 #211 of 1021
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    My response from Cyberlink:

    Dear Palmer,

    Thank you for contacting CyberLink Technical Support.

    We understand your concern related with CD KEY for DirecTV.

    We can trace 2 sets of activation key in our database using the user's e-mail address (xxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com).

    Here they are:

    DTxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    DTxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Note: CD KEy is case sensitive.

    Please feel free to contact us back for any further clarification or for any assistance related to CyberLink products.

    Thanks and Regards
    CyberLink Technical Support


    WTH? What kind of answer is that?
     
  12. Oct 23, 2009 #212 of 1021
    Smuuth

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    OK, just loaded this release on my new PC, and all I can say is WOW!
    Just as in racing, there is no substitute for power.

    My new PC:
    CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Case
    Intel Core i7 975 Extreme Edition CPU
    CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooling System
    12 GB [2 GB X6] DDR3-1600 Triple Memory Module
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 - 1792MB
    Asus P6T MB -- Intel X58 Chipset
    1000 Watt Extreme Power Supply
    2 -- 1 TB Hard Drives -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s
    LG 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
    LG BLU-RAY Reader-Writer & DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive

    This is what DirecTV2PC is meant to run on. There are no video skips, audio dropouts, or other glitches. It is just as if you were sitting in front of the DVR watching it directly on the TV.

    :D
     
  13. Oct 23, 2009 #213 of 1021
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    Having major macroblocking effects on IFC recordings (SD). Ironically, HD works flawlessly.:scratchin

    OTA also has sever blocking going on, but being mpeg2 that's not too surprising.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2009 #214 of 1021
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    What's the price breakout & sourcing on the parts?
     
  15. Oct 23, 2009 #215 of 1021
    Smuuth

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    It's mostly all available from Newegg.com. Just under $3000 minus some rebates, and that includes a windows 7 ultimate upgrade.
     
  16. Oct 23, 2009 #216 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Not to be a wet blanket, "but" this may be better for PM, since it has little to do with the topic.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2009 #217 of 1021
    idoco

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    Activation failed

    Looking through discussion of this in the past I see that others have had the same problem. I also do not see a solution posted.

    Just to give some background I have downloaded the most recent copy of Directv2PC and installed/uninstalled several times. I have tried multiple keys, five, including a key that was activated with a prior version. I can ping the activation server. The software correctly detects my HR21 on the network. Firewalls and antivirus software off.

    When I look at the network traffic using Wireshark the Directv2PC generates the appropriate traffic to the Cyberlink servers. After a minute or two the activation screen appears.

    Here's the puzzling part. When I enter the activation key (doesn't matter which one) I get an immediate activation fail message. Same thing with re-activate. The weird part is that whenever I hit the re-activate button or change the key no network activity is detected by Wireshark. So from my end it looks the the key is failing because the program is not checking the server.

    Thoughts?

    Barry
     
  18. Oct 26, 2009 #218 of 1021
    Transeau

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    Same problem here. Clean Windows 7 install on a brand new top end Core i7. All I get is Activation Failed.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2009 #219 of 1021
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    Will DirecTV2PC work with a receiver (HR21) connected via wireless bridge?

    Currently it only sees a receiver (HR21) with a wired connection to the router.

    The PC is connected wirelessly, btw.

    Thanks,
    Z
     
  20. Oct 26, 2009 #220 of 1021
    dennisj00

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    In general, if you can ping the HR2x and it's on the same network segment, you should be able to play across a wireless link. I just finished watching an hour of HD - wireless N from Laptop to Router - Wireless N to WGA600N to HR22-100. Almost perfect.

    HD results with Wireless G may vary.
     
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