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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. Nov 23, 2009 #321 of 1021
    jon4143

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    I successfully got through connection errors and finally got DIRECTV2PC 5717 installed and linked with my HD DVR. I'm running Vista SP2. I can watch SD content fine with no problems whatsoever. When I play HD content, the screen repeatedly flashes with pixelation and alternating green and purple at what seems like regular intervals. Sound is OK and you can see the proper picture at regular intervals as well. If you pause in the right spot, you'll get the clean picture. Otherwise, missing squares and/or the green and purple... Hoping someone else has run into this issue...
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 #322 of 1021
    CCarncross

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    You'll need to provide a lot more info to help troubleshooting. Are you doing this over wired or wireless connections? What did the playback adviser say about your equipment in your pc?
     
  3. Nov 28, 2009 #323 of 1021
    jon4143

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    Hi CCarncross,

    Thanks for the response. My network is wired through an Apple Time Capsule (AirPort Extreme/Gigabit Ethernet) and a TrendNET Gigabit Ethernet Switch. My display is an Acer X193W, connected via DVI. The HD DVR is the 'HR21/700'. Software version is currently '0x368 Thu 10/29 3:31a'.

    The DirecTV2PC Playback Advisor reported all 'Yes' results for each component/criteria before I installed the program, and right now as well, and the connection and playback definitely works for any content that was recorded on an SD channel.

    This is the output of the log:
    Check Item PC Playback Ready? Info
    CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz Yes
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 2133
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=15, dwLibStepping=6
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 2, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=2, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 2, dwLibTotalLogicals=2
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=GenuineIntel
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=2133
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=0
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=Core Duo TXX (Conroe)
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT Yes
    System Memory : 2048 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Yes
    Graphics Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT Yes
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: NVIDIA
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: GeForce 7600 GT
    Screen Capture Protection : Yes Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : NVAPI RGBOverlay=Yes
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass Yes
    Graphics card video memory : 256 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 7.15.10.9752 Yes
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=7.15.10.9752
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Digital(with HDCP) Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Network Connection Yes
    Program version : 1.0.0.2107
    System language : 0409 ENU English English
    Time : Sat Nov 28 22:24:58 2009
    Computer : Desktop
    System Name : HP_PAVILION
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 #324 of 1021
    gfrang

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    It's been working fine, now i can playback ota recordings.

    Check Item PC Playback Ready? Info
    CPU : Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz Upgrade Recommended More Info
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 1994
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=15, dwLibStepping=13
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 2, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=2, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 2, dwLibTotalLogicals=2
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=GenuineIntel
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=2000
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=1
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=Core Duo LXX (Merom)
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family Yes
    System Memory : 1984 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Yes
    Graphics Card : Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family Yes
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: Intel Corporation
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Screen Capture Protection : Yes Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : IntelNewSCD=Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : IntelOldSCD=Yes
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass Yes
    Graphics card video memory : 795 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 7.15.10.1527 Yes
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Internal connection Yes
    Network Adapter : IEEE80211: Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter Upgrade Recommended More Info
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8071 based Ethernet Controller Yes
    Program version : 1.0.0.2107
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 #325 of 1021
    Sandman23

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    Ok so I have searched and searched and tried all of the fixes mentioned for the standard "Audio is protected and requires HDCP" problem but so far nothing has worked. I have disabled all high-def playback devices, uninstalled and re-installed, nothing works. Currently only 1 of my 25 to 30 recorded programs is viewable on my comp. It is a SD recording but other SD recordings will not play at all. Any tips?

    My system:

    Windows Vista
    NVida GE-Force 8800 Video Card
    Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card

    Thanks in advance
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 #326 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Back around post 7, I posted screen shots for disabling the digital outputs under Vista [speaker icon in system tray, playback devices,...] which HAS WORKED for this.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 #327 of 1021
    ffemtreed

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    I have tried this in my case and I can't get it working. I am SO frustrated with this directtv2pc, between the serial key fiaso and the HDCP content problem...... I updated and down dated all my drivers, disables the digital output and still nothing. I think I am done with this until I see version 1, which probably will never happen.

    Not to turn this into a DTV -- vs -- Tivo thread, These are the things that make me prefer TIVO stuff, it just works!!!!! I was using TIVO2GO 4 or 5 years ago. Its a shame DTV can't make this happen.



    PS windows 7 Ent with Sound blaster Audigy2 ZS
     
  8. Dec 7, 2009 #328 of 1021
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    It is a pretty minor annoyance, but making DirecTV2PC "Aero-compatible" would sure be nice. Any news / speculation on this?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2009 #329 of 1021
    ptrubey

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    I've got a video card that only has DVI connections (no VGA) and a non-HDCP monitor. I take it I won't be able to view any content? The Advisor red flags it as a digital output without HDCP, and I get that unable to view protected content message when trying to view anything.

    The solution would be to upgrade my video card to one that supports HDMI/HDCP and likewise a video display that also supports it?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2009 #330 of 1021
    ghostt

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    Indeed, I ran into this on one of my test setups. You can go that route, but something that also worked for me was to just convert it to an analog signal. It really depends on how badly you want to use DTV2PC.

    What worked for me on that particular setup was to just get a DVI->VGA adapter, plug that into the video card, and run a standard VGA cable from that to the monitor (which had DVI or VGA input, like most modern LCD's), and voila, it then worked fine. Much cheaper than buying a new video card and what-not, but considering those adapters cost around $3-$5, its worth it just so you can at least test out DTV2PC and find out if you like it enough to bother with upgrading your video card and/or monitor.

    Me personally? On that particular system, leaving it as a DVI->VGA connection was fine. Picture quality didn't change at all on the screen, and it still works fine. <shrug>
     
  11. Dec 8, 2009 #331 of 1021
    ptrubey

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    Huh - I wouldn't have thought that would have worked since the video card is still outputting DVI. I may yet upgrade, if for no other reason to get a bigger monitor/pixels. But thanks for the option suggestion.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2009 #332 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Analog connection is a work-around for monitors/video cards that don't support HDCP.
    Even using the VGA adapter on a DVI output works.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2009 #333 of 1021
    ptrubey

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    Hey, I just happened to have a DVI to VGA adapter lying around - tried it, it worked. Directv2PC works, both SD and HD. Now I just have to figure out why I get ghosting on the screen (probably bad cable). Thanks!
     
  14. Dec 9, 2009 #334 of 1021
    taz291819

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    It works because DVI can output analog and digital signals.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2009 #335 of 1021
    edenkers

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    That is all well and good and works to get the application to run with the audio coming out of my computer speakers. However...

    What if you are running the output of your sound card to 5.1 channel surround sound audio receiver with speakers and have it connected via toslink optical cable. If you disable the digital output, guess what, you have no sound out of your system when running the DirecTV2PC application.

    Anyway to make that work? Do I have to live the the "PC" speakers that I have hooked up to the anagog output from my sound card? (Actually the spearkers are pretty good, Logitech X-540 system but it doesn't compare to my home theater setup.)

    Thanks,
    Erik
     
  16. Dec 9, 2009 #336 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    To use the digital output, you need a driver that supports HDCP. Realtek & VIA have some, for some of their chips.
    DirecTV2PC seems to have only 2 channel sound. I've fed it to my AV amp. but my PC "simulates" everything in 5.1 [Realtek], even the windows sounds.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2009 #337 of 1021
    CCarncross

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    It's all about HDCP supported audio and video drivers. If you want to use it to its full effect, your hardware HAS to support it. That's the implementation they have chosen, either go with the flow or move on and say its not for you.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2009 #338 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Just to show with the right driver....:
    A-HDCP.PNG
     
  19. Dec 10, 2009 #339 of 1021
    edenkers

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    Okay, I have Intel DX38BT motherboard. Not top shelf stuff, but still pretty high end. The board supports the Intel High Definition audio subsystem based on the IDT STAC9274D audio codec.

    Are you telling me that this audio subsystem does not support HDCP? I believe that HDCP was developed by Intel Corporation and is licensed by Digital Content Protection, LLC (a subsidiary of Intel). One would think that their audio stuff would support HDCP, right?

    Also, I wonder then, how is it I am able playback my bluray disks with this audio codec and driver? The software I use to playback the bluray disks (PowerDVD) is made by the same company "Cyberlink". I thought that you can't playback Bluray disks unless your system fully supports HDCP, I could be wrong though, as I'm no expert. I'm just a lowly computer technician who desires the ability to integrate my PC and DirecTV into my home theater setup.

    I am willing to consider the purchase of an add-on sound card. What should I buy? What audio cards/drivers will support this application and have the ability to send the output to my home theater system via TOSLINK?

    And still perhaps I should take a different approach and purchase a new receiver that supports HDMI video and audio? And for this type of hookup, how does my ATI graphics card pickup the audio signal and send it out the HDMI port?

    Finally, maybe I should "just move along" and say this application, while kind of cute, is really not for me.

    I was just hoping that the day of a fully integrated Home Theater scenario was in the works! Just wishfull thinking I guess.:confused:

    Erik
     
  20. Dec 10, 2009 #340 of 1021
    edenkers

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    I can give you a screen shot of my playback devices and besides it having more items, it would show the similar type of devices, just not from Realtek.

    I don't see where this shows that what you have there supports HDCP?

    Unless, it's just that having a Realtek audio subsystem makes it a HDCP system.

    Thanks,
    Erik
     
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