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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. May 10, 2010 #541 of 1021
    Sim-X

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    well it is hardwired in and it just lags out my internet connection it really pisses me off. The rest of the network seems fine while I am using it (the other computers on the switch) so for some reason my comp is dropping internet packets.
     
  2. May 11, 2010 #542 of 1021
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    I'm grasping at straws and make to claims to be an authority, but even after hardline, I would stil get pixelation. Hitting the replay button was the only cure. This would happen several times per show.

    what finally worked for me was running the program as administrator under properties.

    I wish you luck, and hope more knowledgeable people than me can be of help.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 #543 of 1021
    Sim-X

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    I will give that a try. Like I said the video plays back perfect. It's just for whatever reason it lags out my internet. It doesn't really slow down the computer all that much, but like I said my yahoo messenger cuts in and out and a few other programs. It's very annoying. I have an excellent internet connection and when DTV2pc is off it's flawless. I'm wondering if it has something to do with my router. Running a WRT54GL with Tomato 1.27 mostly default settings (except wi-fi security, name, channel, etc) QOS is currently off. Maybe that could have something to do with it?
     
  4. May 15, 2010 #544 of 1021
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    I have an HP Pavilion DV4-1551dx that has an Intel Mobile 4 chip, win7 64bit. Results from Advisor (beta v1.0.0.2107 from this site) are attached:

    Current driver per HP is up to date. I scoured Intel's site for any mention of screen capture protection and found nothing. I did see one post in this forum stating someone found an Intel driver that worked, but I can't find any doc on Intel's site about support for capture protection.

    Couple of questions:

    1. Will DTV2PC only work on NVidia and ATI graphics cards (not Intel)?
    2. Is there a version prior to the beta or current release that doesn't have screen capture protection?
     
  5. May 15, 2010 #545 of 1021
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    Do we have to add the new $3 MRV tier to our account to continue to use Directv2PC?
     
  6. May 15, 2010 #546 of 1021
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    don't think so. The app works fine without MRV enabled, so it still should.
     
  7. May 16, 2010 #547 of 1021
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    Well, as it turns out, the joy was short-lived on my end, too, as with last week's CE, the hole appears to have been plugged.
     
  8. May 16, 2010 #548 of 1021
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    I have searched this thread several times using several different keywords, and have not located anything helpful on my issue. I have Windows 7 64-bit Professional, and neither the playback advisor nor the actual DirecTV2PC app will install. They fail with "1628: Failed to complete installation". I have tried running the installer as administrator, and in compatibility mode. I have rebooted my machine a couple of times. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. May 16, 2010 #549 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    I wish I had an answer.
    I'm using Win7 32 without issues and I've read posts here from others using 64 bit that works too. :confused:
     
  10. May 17, 2010 #550 of 1021
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    Could anyone say whether activating DIRECTV2PC extends the service commitment & would make us liable for a $480 ETA if the neighbor's trees finally block the signal soon?

    The HD dish installer predicted it would happen by some time back, preventing us from getting any new equipment since that install.

    I'd guess that MRV does extend the commitment?

    Thanks.
     
  11. May 17, 2010 #551 of 1021
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    DirecTv2PC does not extend your contract. Not sure on MRV.
     
  12. May 17, 2010 #552 of 1021
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    Neither DirecTV2PC or MRV will extend your contract.

    If you have DECA installed your contract may or may not be extended. If all of your receivers are SWM compatible and they don't have to swap anything out then you will not have to extend your contract. If they have to swap out any of your receivers so they will work with SWM then you will have your contract extended (I believe it's 1 year if they swap a standard receiver, 2 years if they swap a standard DVR or any HD equipment).
     
  13. May 17, 2010 #553 of 1021
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    other than having to disable the digital outputs on my audio card Directtv2pc works flawlessly for me with Windows 7 Ultimate X64
     
  14. May 18, 2010 #554 of 1021
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    just disable that second display...yes its very stupid
    i'm pretty sure there is no way of having one screen with some random stuff and the second with directv2pc, unless someone can correct me.

    i got the same message, because i have one output to vga monitor and another through hdmi to my tv in the other room. worked right after i disabled the tv from my active displays...

    its not a lack of hdcp, just directv being lazy or too restrictive, i mean heck the program isnt even aero compatible, kind of annoying switching back and forth between aero and basic every time i want to watch something

    edit: actually there might be a way...
    although im sure the results will be sucky if it requires alot of ram (although you reallocate some ram), running directv2pc through virtual pc (ex: windows xp mode in windows 7)
     
  15. May 18, 2010 #555 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Dual monitors have been supported for some time.
    using the HDCP monitor as the primary should have this work. Some have been able to move the window over to the secondary after starting the app, even if it's not completely HDCP compliant.
     
  16. May 18, 2010 #556 of 1021
    Neevak

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    hrm i stand corrected...

    just tried it and it worked, i guess last time i tried it was when it first came out
    although when i moved the windows in between displays it stopped and gave the same hdcp crap (btw using VGA as primary with directv2pc)

    also virtualpc option didnt work out, some bull**** about 3 streams exceeded
    (3rd one being directv2pc.. but whatever)

    so dual display has been fixed, but aero hasnt?
     
  17. May 18, 2010 #557 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    right. and the between monitors window is "funky".
     
  18. May 19, 2010 #558 of 1021
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    As a DirecTV dealer there isnt alot of support for MRV or DirecTV2PC and would like to pick yalls brain. It appears that if you view DirecTV on your computer (DirecTV2PC) the MRV is useless . I have a customer with 2 HDDVR's
    networked and the DirecTV2PC app running on two computers. If they watch content that is on the downstairs HDDVR via DirecTV2PC , they cannot watch any recorded content from the downstairs HDDVR upstairs. Is there any way around that?
     
  19. May 19, 2010 #559 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Welcome to the forum.

    MRV & DirecTV2PC work the same and each DVR can only stream one recording to a client at a time.
     
  20. May 21, 2010 #560 of 1021
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    In addition to MRV and DirecTV2PC has anyone here ever tried ORB LIVE?
     
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