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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. Jul 22, 2010 #701 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Win7 ultimate 32 bit here and it works fine. :confused:
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 #702 of 1021
    ejjames

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    I have used Win 7 64bit successfully on 2 machines.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2010 #703 of 1021
    RonnieT24

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    My first install was at this level so I never had this update problem that I can recall. I did get into a stupid activation loop but I just went and requested a new key be sent to my email address and that fixed that. I think I eventually had to go through about 5 keys before it stopped. Fortunately I have about 5 or 6 email addresses to choose from. I would try going back to the download site and getting a new activation key. For some reason, the app gets it panties twisted about the existing key, and there appears to be absolutely nothing one can do about it except get a new key. You can bet that even though you uninstall the software, there are bits of it left in the registry that cause this pain.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 #704 of 1021
    SteelersFan

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    Did you have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling for the new keys?
     
  5. Jul 22, 2010 #705 of 1021
    kmontgom_34

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    I downloaded and installed. I then went to use one of my old keys and it said I needed to download a new one. I tried and D* said I had used up my requests for this e-mail. I did get a new key using my wifes e-mail and whe I go to activate with the new key it says it has activated and then goes right back to the activation screen? This being installed on my new workstation. any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Ken Montgomery
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010 #706 of 1021
    JohnTivo

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    I still have not been able to get things working on my Win 7 64 Bit machine. I was on the phone with Directv for sometime and was basically told that because the software is still in beta, they cannot help me any further.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2010 #707 of 1021
    RonnieT24

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    I don't remember the exact sequence that I performed the steps in. I have installed the software on three laptops and a desktop. Two of the laptops were too old and too slow so I didn't go beyond just installing on those. On the fastest of my laptops and on the desktop, I'm sure I re-installed at least once, by I could not swear to whether that was before or after the key business. Since my copy has pretty much stopped working at all and has basically stalled at "There are no recorded programs at th is time," I may go ahead and uninstall and re-install just to see if it gets any better. I am firmly of the mind that the problem is the app because my Windows7 Media Center can browse all the titles on the DVR up and down, it just can't play the file. Meanwhile the app tells me there are no recorded programs. When Microsoft can access your stuff better than you can, it may be time to rethink your career as a developer. LOL!
     
  8. Jul 23, 2010 #708 of 1021
    RonnieT24

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    I tried to uninstall the app and got a failure during the uninstall. I am now trapped in the activation loop. I have just rebooted my desktop in hopes of solving this.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2010 #709 of 1021
    mm1

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  10. Jul 23, 2010 #710 of 1021
    mrfatboy

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    I had some extra time today to try Direct2PC out on my little ACER Revo 3600. The install worked perfectly and I was able to play HD & SD media from both my HR24 & HR23. It's only a 1.6ghz single core computer so I was very surprised that it worked.

    Here are my specs.

    Win 7 64 bit
    Acer Revo 3600 Nvidia Ion (2 gig)
    Connected to home 100mb home network.

    The Acer computer was connected via RGB (Video) and mini audio jack out to a 55" LED LCD.

    Like I as said, everything worked perfectly. It was like having another HR24 (sort of :) )

    For those of you that don't know, the Acer Revo 3600 is a very small computer (7" x 7" x 1"). The last time I check it cost $199 and came with keyboard and mouse. I'm not even sure if they sell them anymore. They also have a dual core model -- Acer Revo 3610.


    Here is a youtube video about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQUv-4Cb-uc

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2010 #711 of 1021
    elduque

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    I uninstalled, then re-downloaded the program and received a new key and everything worked perfectly!

    Thanks
     
  12. Jul 23, 2010 #712 of 1021
    RonnieT24

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    What are people using to uninstall the app? I have tried using the uninstall from Windows control panel as well as simply re-installing from the download and answering yes when it asks if I want to de-install the previous copy. Both fail with "#### - script run while ....." errors.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2010 #713 of 1021
    elduque

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    I used the Windows uninstall (Win 7 64bit) then downloaded the program again as a new install where a new key was issued. I only had to do it once, but others have had to get up to five different keys to get it to work.

    I was previously stuck in the Activate Loop, not sure if that is your issue.

    Thanks
     
  14. Jul 23, 2010 #714 of 1021
    RonnieT24

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    Here is what I get during the uninstall process:



    Error 2503: Called RunScript when not marked in progress.


    I click OK on that and I get

    Error 2502: Called InstallFinalize when no install in progress

    Click OK on that and I get


    Error: 1603 Fatal error during installation

    Consult Windows Installer Help(Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information.


    Anybody have any idea what the hell that means?
     
  15. Jul 24, 2010 #715 of 1021
    JohnTivo

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    SUCCESS! Got past the activation loop finally on my new Win 7 Build.

    Not sure exactly what did it, but here is what I did:

    1) Downloaded the version 5717 from the first page of this thread.
    2) Uninstalled the version that I downloaded from the directv site.
    3) Change from dual monitor's to just a single monitor.
    4) Switched from Aero theme to the Basic theme.
    5) Installed software
    6) Switched the compatibility to Vista SP2.

    At this point the software ran, asked to Activate my key and then updated itself. Upon complete, it displayed my list from one of my dvrs.

    Once I had everything running, I switched back to Dual Monitors... though for now I've left my theme set to basic.
     
  16. Jul 24, 2010 #716 of 1021
    jaybee

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    Thanks!
    I did this without the monitor, theme changes and step 6 and it worked just perfect on my Windows 7/64 machine. I was already in single monitor and Basic theme anyway.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2010 #717 of 1021
    Sim-X

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    I have had this problem every since I started using DTV2PC. I really don't know what to do. I am running Win7, 3 Ghz Quad core, 4 gigs ram, 8600GT, dual dvi output - Anyway DTV2PC works perfect. Not choppy, doesn't lag, doesn't really slow down the computer. Anyway my problem is that with my dual monitor setup I like to keep it open on the 2nd monitor. However when I have it playing it screws up my internet. For example if I am signed on to yahoo messenger it will lag out sign me off and log me back on. When browsing some sites, sometimes it will lag out or take longer. It's only when DTV2PC is running it's almost like it's dropping packets.

    I have no idea how to fix it and it's very annoying. Does anyone have any suggestions or if you have a similar setup to mine does the same thing happen?
     
  18. Jul 25, 2010 #718 of 1021
    mrfatboy

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    What type of router do you have? firmware? If you have QOS (Quality of Service) on your router you might be able to play around with that to quarantee bandwidth for your other apps.
     
  19. Jul 25, 2010 #719 of 1021
    Sim-X

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    Tomato Version 1.27 on a WRT54GL

    I don't have QOS on, maybe I could configure that but I'm not to sure how to set it up for DTV2PC
     
  20. Jul 25, 2010 #720 of 1021
    mrfatboy

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    I have the wrt54gl also. But I have DD-WRT on it. I had Tomato before. I like the power of DD-WRT. I have not needed QOS so I have not set it up. I believe you just tell the router what application gets "how much" bandwidth. It should be relatively straight forward. You can PM me and maybe we can figure it out.
     
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