DIRECTV2PC v5717 - Issues & Discussion

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  1. Oct 4, 2009 #161 of 1021
    bwc28

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    Haven't seen this posted and I've been having this problem for the last couple of versions.

    The program starts without any error and shows the list of programs on my DVR. I can choose one and click play (or resume) and the program shows a black screen with the controls at the bottom. The connection circle goes around a couple of times and then I'm back at the menu to choose PLAY or BACK.

    No error is given. I just keep getting thrown back to the Play menu. Any ideas?:confused:
     
  2. Oct 4, 2009 #162 of 1021
    dettxw

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    Resort the Playlist and/or reboot the DVR(s) and call me in the morning.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2009 #163 of 1021
    dettxw

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    Fixed the Parental lock code problem on one PC by accessing the problem DVR with another PC.

    Got the Parental lock code problem using the laptop (first time I've ever seen it).
    Titles with a rating over TV14 MA showed up as blocked, at least they changed to Blocked after the Vista wheel stopped spinning at startup.
    When attempting to play a Blocked title the program wanted the Living Room HR20-700 DVR unlock code but a lock code has never been set.

    Accessed the Living Room HR20-700 with the desktop and everything looked normal, no blocked titles.
    Then tried the laptop again and it was now working properly, no blocked titles.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2009 #164 of 1021
    dkgarrett

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    Hi, I am trying to get this program to work correctly. Receiver is connected to the internet and local network through powerline connection. It reports connected to the internet. I try to run the program but it will not find the receiver. ?I can ping the receiver, but it still will not display. Any suggestions? All ports open in local intranet and no firewalls in place when testing.

    David
     
  5. Oct 6, 2009 #165 of 1021
    Throckmorton

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    I've been able to use DirecTV 2 PC for the past several version on my desktop PC which is:

    Intel Core 2 Quad
    NVidia GeForce 8500GT GPU (Primary)
    NVidia GeForce 8400GS GPU (Secondary)
    Realtek High Definition Audio

    It has worked fine on any of my 3 monitors.

    Until the last firmware update on my DVRs (0x034c).

    Now I get:

    On anything I try to play from any DVR.

    Nothing changed on my PC.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2009 #166 of 1021
    timmmaaayyy2003

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    I finally have a PC up to the task for DirecTV2PC and both SD and HD from the satelite work great over the analog connection.

    My issue now is that MPEG2 from OTA is still unwatchable. Multiple pixelation/dropouts every few seconds. It only happens on OTA recordings. Makes football a challenge since it's being recorded in my bedroom.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2009 #167 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    This "might be" due to it being MPEG-2, and the largest bit-rate over your network.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2009 #168 of 1021
    taz291819

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    I was running one of the first BETA versions of this software, and everything was fine. My motherboard has on-board SoundMax with DTS-Connect, which I love for gaming, as my receiver doesn't have 5.1 analog inputs. Like I said, the old, OLD beta software worked fine, even via spdif output.

    Tried it tonight, and it gave me the audio HDCP error. Updated to the newest version (after having to get keys once again), and of course, the audio HDCP error still persists. I'm not upgrading my audio receiver just for one piece of software, but I'm really confused on why everything worked before, and all of a sudden, it gave me the error.

    I can understand the requirement for HDCP with video, but come on, it's freakin' audio, and not that great of audio at that.

    The only changes to my HTPC were some Vista updates, there were no hardware changes.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2009 #169 of 1021
    bwc28

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    Strange, but that fixed it. I had to resort once and then resort back to the Default option.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  10. Oct 6, 2009 #170 of 1021
    houskamp

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    Litle late to testing this..
    seems to work fine here..

    When are they going to make it compatible with Aero? the first startup was screen flash nightmare :eek:
     
  11. Oct 8, 2009 #171 of 1021
    loveMRV

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    When I run advisor I keep getting the error for "screen capture protection"

    I have a Radeon 3650. I read here that others have this card and it works.

    What are the settings to get this to work?

    I just updated drivers and Catylst center but still no luck
     
  12. Oct 8, 2009 #172 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    I had one of these cards [AGP] and it worked fine. There were no settings I needed to make/change.
    Maybe you could post your advisor log here for some more info.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2009 #173 of 1021
    dadecamp

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    I'm having problems. When doing the upgrade, a window opens that asks if I want to uninstall the older version of directv2pc. When I sellect yes, nothing happens. The upgrade just shuts off.
    In the windows control panel uninstall programs, no directv2pc exist so I cannot manually uninstall either. Any suggestions?


    Windows Vista Home
     
  14. Oct 8, 2009 #174 of 1021
    xmguy

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    Bumping this as I have tried EVERYTHING, I can think of and I STILL get a white screen in place of the video.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2009 #175 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    You wouldn't of had to bump this if I'd known anything other than updating your video drivers. Sorry :shrug:
     
  16. Oct 8, 2009 #176 of 1021
    xmguy

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    I must have missed that. Sorry. But what doesn't make since is that it worked one day then the next it didn't. I checked my Dell's drivers are up to date.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2009 #177 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    I do know what you mean.
    Was there any windows update or any other software installed?
    "I think" someone said they had a widget that caused theirs to stop working.
    Notebooks/laptops tend to use modified drivers from a "standard" video card chip. "Sometimes" the Video chip maker will offer a newer driver than Dell [or others], but sometimes these drivers don't work too.
     
  18. Oct 11, 2009 #178 of 1021
    edenkers

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    I am getting the same message but only when I try to playback content recorded from local over the air channels. I though that this version was supposed to fix issues with over the air recordings.

    Playback Advisor shows Green lights all the way. I saved the log file if it is needed or will help.

    *** I just wanted to update this posting. I found the post from VeryOldSchool that says to disable the Digital Audio (SP/DIF) output in the playback devices properties. (http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2221324#post2221324). After doing that I was able to play back the content without the message.

    While this works for playing back my recorded content on my monitor and PC speakers, I typically use my computer as a Home Theater PC and switch the video output to my Sony Digital Projector and audio output to my RCA Home Theater Surround Sound system (which is connected via optical cable aka S/PDIF).

    So the problem that I have is if I have the Digital Audio (S/PDIF) disabled, I get no sound. If I enable it, then I can't playback the recorded content.

    I would like to note that all content that is recorded from satellite plays back fine with Digital Audio (S/PDIF) enabled or disabled.

    Also, other then the issue described here, this version seems to be the best so far. I also have it installed on my laptop (Acer 6930) and it runs great!

    Thanks,
    Erik
     
  19. Oct 12, 2009 #179 of 1021
    xmguy

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    Nope nothing new installed from one day to the next. I have 2 R22 and neither will stream video on my Dell notebook
     
  20. Oct 12, 2009 #180 of 1021
    Doug Brott

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    Have you tried uninstalling the DIRECTV2PC application and then reinstalling it. This may help.
     
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