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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 28, 2010 #941 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah...I bet if you ask the Apple folks...they can't even say "there's an app for that". :D:lol:
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 #942 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Please! No kissing in public.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2010 #943 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    Bingo.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2010 #944 of 1021
    syphix

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    a) My laptop beats and exceeds their requirements. My wife's BARELY meets them.

    b) Those requirements are about 1-1.5 year old. Example: it's asking that I have ATI Catalyst 7.12 or later installed. I have ATI Catalyst 10.11...which is LATER than 7.12. But their adviser is saying my Catalyst is not up to date. So, obviously, the adviser program is polling for old hardware. Perhaps the DirecTV2PC app is not seeing my drivers correctly, too?
     
  5. Nov 29, 2010 #945 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    That might be a possibility, since the requirements were based on those in place at the time of the latest release of the Playback Advisor.

    If you have the latest drivers per the manufacturer...it is what it is....all you can do is try it to see if it works.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 #946 of 1021
    fthomasr

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    After using Directv2pc flawlessly for years on a weekly basis it now will not open. After I doubleclick it nothing happens. I reinstalled it and no dice. I have Windows 7 Pro with an i7 870, gaming card, and 8 gb of memory. Help!
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 #947 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    That's very strange. Something else on the PC must have changed, since v5717 has not changed in a long time now....
     
  8. Dec 3, 2010 #948 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    Try uninstall, reinstall.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2010 #949 of 1021
    djc6

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    I FINALLY fixed my DirecTV2PC issues. I've been struggling for months to get it to work reliably. I always ended up with errors that the "receiver stopped responding" whenever I moved around the timeline. I frequently couldn't even start watching a program - I immediately received the receiver stopped responding error. I noticed that if I left a window open pinging the receiver as I watched a program, the ping times skyrocketed (from 15ms to 2+ seconds) whenever I'd fast forward/rewind/etc. Eventually the pings would fail entirely and thats when the "receiver stopped responding" error would appear. I began to suspect my HR21 reciever (which I got as a new customer last year) didn't have the processing power to stream HD reliably.

    I called DirecTV and they said they wouldn't swap out a receiver for DirecTV2PC issues. I ended up buying an HR24 from ABT electronics, swapped out my HR21 and it works FLAWLESSLY. I can jump all around the time line with NO ISSUES. All it took was $200 for a new receiver! :mad:

    My HR24 receiver is hooked up to my home wifi network via a wireless bridge, and my laptop is connected wirelessly as well. The new receiver works great even over Wi-Fi!
     
  10. Dec 4, 2010 #950 of 1021
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    Welcome to our little club, and what I consider to be the biggest reason I'll stay with them.

    I wonder how many users there actually are?
     
  11. Dec 9, 2010 #951 of 1021
    HfreaknD

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    Count me in. Have been using it for about 3 months. Works great. Now I have a place to watch my recordings when the wife is watching The Real Housewives of... (I think she watches them all :nono2:).
     
  12. Dec 9, 2010 #952 of 1021
    fthomasr

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    Tried that and it didn't work either. (Uninstall & Reinstall) What it does is very strange. I've been in the business for 20 years and haven't seen a Windows app behave like that. Double Click and nothing. Nothing in Event Logs, NOTHING. :( I used this app every week! :(
     
  13. Dec 10, 2010 #953 of 1021
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    Have you tried locating a stuck program in the windows task manager under "processes" DIRECTV2PC will get stuck open. Often, ending this process and restarting the program will solve the problem.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2010 #954 of 1021
    eudoxia

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    Did you try any of the suggestions from the programs the Help section? I was surprised to find specific remedies to try such as deleting files and folders, as well as registry settings.

    That is where I found that VMware virtual network adapters were conflicting with DirecTV2PC for me.
     

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  15. Dec 10, 2010 #955 of 1021
    fthomasr

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    I can't get to the help screens...it doesn't open. There are no processes open either. Fresh reboot, try to open, nothing.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2010 #956 of 1021
    eudoxia

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    Here's some more screenshots from the help screen that might help you. I didin't put all 9 screens up because some involve network issues.
     

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  17. Dec 10, 2010 #957 of 1021
    Drucifer

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    I figure it's a registry problem too. Uninstall. Do those things in the first two screens above. Reboot. Try a fresh download. Note this may require another email address. Install new download.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2010 #958 of 1021
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    anyone have an idea what this means? (message attached)
     

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  19. Dec 11, 2010 #959 of 1021
    fthomasr

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    Uninstalled, Deleted every DirecTV registry entry/folder, downloaded new installer, restarted, installed, nothing. Double-click busy symbol for less than 1 second and nothing. :(
     
  20. Dec 11, 2010 #960 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    I had this a long time back using Vista.
    I was trying "to fix" how the early version worked by installing free codec packs. I managed to break it instead of improving playback. Uninstalling everything I'd tried, didn't get it working again.
    I had to do a new Vista install and start fresh to get it working again.
    It's been a long time since this and I've moved on to Win7 32 & 64, but I've learned to stay away from codecs I don't need.
     
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