DIRECTV2PC v7028 - Issues & Discussion

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  1. Apr 9, 2011 #181 of 221
    sigma1914

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    It's not seeing DirecTV2PC on your PC, it's seeing your HRs that are on your home network. BluRay players & other streaming devices see the HRs and considers them DirecTV2pc servers.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2011 #182 of 221
    veryoldschool

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    If the question was about these:

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    You can block them in the Windows media player.
     

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  3. Apr 9, 2011 #183 of 221
    m4p

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    Thank you so much! I was wondering if perhaps it might be something like this but couldn't figure it out. It was driving me nuts, especially after going through all the services in Windows and Control Panel and not finding any trace of Directv2pc. Now looking back on it, I don't think I ever even installed Directv2pc because my computer didn't meet the requirements. So it would have to be my bluray player seeing the Directv receiver.

    Thanks again, Sigma 1914, I really appreciate it, and thank you Veryoldschool. I don't use Windows media player to stream to my bluray player. Instead I use either the bluray player's built in DLNA or TVMobili, so I guess there's no way to block Directv2pc. Not a problem. I just won't use it.
     
  4. reweiss

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    Kind of. I have both a display port and a VGA output.

    I just want to watch DirecTV2PC on my laptop screen. I cannot believe there isn't code to allow for this or to just ignore the "display port" when other options are available.
     
  5. tbolt

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    Go into your BIOS and disable the display port - if you can.

    That might work.
     
  6. cherni

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    HI Justin, I'm in the same situation with my Imac with mini displayport. I would like to discuss the issue with you but cannot PM you as I'm new in the forum and not allowed. Can you please PM me?

    Thanks.
     
  7. espaeth

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    It really varies from model to model.

    I've got an 17.3" (1600x900) HP G71t laptop with a Core2 Duo T6500 processor (2 cores @ 2.1GHz) and Intel GMA4500MHD integrated graphics, and DirecTV2PC stutters like crazy trying to play HD content on that laptop over either wireless-N or wired.

    Meanwhile, my 11.6" (1366x768) Acer Timeline 1810T with a Core2 Duo SU7300 (2 cores @ 1.30Ghz) and the same Intel GMA4500MHD integrated graphics plays HD content smooth as silk.

    Both are running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, both have the same video driver version number. Both have the Intel GS45 chipset, the only major difference is that the Acer uses the ultra-low voltage CPU to get 8+ hours of battery life, and has a lower default screen resolution to go with the smaller screen.

    It really makes no sense.
     
  8. May 1, 2011 #188 of 221
    Cheep

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    After using DirecTV2PC for month... er, years now? Since it first came out-- I've never had any problems since I got it set up. I have a problem now, though-- when it attempts to scan for receivers, it doesn't find my HR20-700 anymore. I get the "Receiver Selection" screen, and there are no receivers listed. I hit "Scan Again" and nothing happens. I don't think I changed anything on my HR20, and nothing in D2PC. Anyone seen this? Any ideas?
     
  9. May 1, 2011 #189 of 221
    veryoldschool

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    Have you rebooted your router?
    I had this once and after rebooting the receivers without any luck, it turned out to be the router.
     
  10. May 4, 2011 #190 of 221
    kogent

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    I have a Dell Precision 390
    Core2Duo 6600
    4GB ram
    ATI FireGL V3400
    1Gbit wired ethernet connection

    It is dual boot with XP 32bit & Vista 32bit

    When I boot into Vista it plays audio with a black screen.

    When I boot into XP it plays the video beautifully.

    XP is a fairly clean install. Vista has K-lite codec pack & TVersity installed. I have the latest (as of last night) Catalyst drivers for each OS installed.

    This tells me that unless there is a Vista compatibility issue it is likely a codec conflict. Reinstalling the OS is not an option. How do I go about troubleshooting the codec issue?

    Update: I have uninstall klite & tversity and am still having problems

    Update: When playing HD content in Vista, the player not only displays a black screen while playing audio it crashes after a few seconds. This content also plays fine in XP on the same system.
     
  11. May 4, 2011 #191 of 221
    tbolt

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    Try re-installing the Directv2PC app from inside the Vista boot and report back.
     
  12. May 5, 2011 #192 of 221
    ejjames

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    Run as administrator, maybe?
     
  13. May 5, 2011 #193 of 221
    djt813

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    Just downloaded the app and installed... it's not picking up my receivers when scanning... should it be able to find them through the whole home DVR connection in the router or does it need a direct connnection to a single DVR?

    Thanks for any pointers!
     
  14. May 5, 2011 #194 of 221
    dennisj00

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    It certainly should see all your dvrs connected on your network. It sounds like you have DECA with the Cinema Connection Kit (or a deca connected to your network).

    Can you ping them from the PC?
     
  15. May 5, 2011 #195 of 221
    djt813

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    Yes, DECA plugged to the router. Not sure if I can ping them, as I am a bit too dumb to know how to do that...

    Here is what the network is picking up:
     

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  16. May 5, 2011 #196 of 221
    dennisj00

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    Find the IP of your DVR(s) . . . Setup / Network / advanced . . . should be something like 192.168.x.x - where x.x will vary with your network and each dvr ip should be unique in the last group of digits.

    Open a DOS window . . . Start / Run / CMD and at the prompt enter:

    Ping 192.168.x.x . . you should see 4 responses from each.

    Also, is the Allow External set in the DVR menu? Setup / Whole Home / External
     
  17. May 7, 2011 #197 of 221
    djt813

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    Just checked the DVR Network Settings. Allow External was enabled, but it was blocking allow to view what I am watching and enabled for DVR list. Changed all to enabled.

    Also, found that the IP address was some funky, and invalid, setting. Changing that to 192.168.1.X (setting it as a static). Subnet was missing 255 in third position, corrected. Default gateway was missing, so filled that in. Last setting is DNS, which I am not familiar with specifying on a network. Presumed I look up a value from my router settings, tried one of the DNS settings for the router's external connection with no luck - DVR couldn't connect to internet.

    Then tried pinging, not surprisingly result was "Destination host unreachable".

    Next step?
     
  18. May 7, 2011 #198 of 221
    veryoldschool

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    It sounds like your DVRs were using their internal IP [169.xxx.xxx.xxx] and the subnet of 255.255.0.0.

    Now you should be able to set the DNS to your router's IP, as it will handle the requests.
     
  19. May 7, 2011 #199 of 221
    dennisj00

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    It sounds like the DECA connected to your router - or possibly the router port - may have a problem. You might cycle the power on that DECA and reboot the router.

    What lights are on the DECA?

    Basically, everything on your network should have an address of 192.168.1.x - where x is unique between .2 and .254 (router is typically .1), a mask of 255.255.255.0 and gateway / dns of 192.168.1.1.

    If you have a Linksys, assign the DVRs something outside the range of .100 - .150, the DHCP range.

    And most importantly, the PC should be able to ping each DVR.
     
  20. May 8, 2011 #200 of 221
    mganga

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    Like so many things in life, this would be so cool if it worked.
     
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