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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 #221 of 470
    EricBergan

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    HR20 with the update, no problem here.

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  2. Feb 9, 2012 #222 of 470
    Mike_TV

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    Leaving DirecTV2PC up running all day appears to have "fixed" the folder problem and they are now working. Weird. Thanks to those that tried it on their own and reported it working normally!
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 #223 of 470
    SParker

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    I'm having this issue too with opening folders on my HR20. I also have the latest update.
     
  4. Special Ed

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    I am thinking Nomad will make this obsolete when I get it. I'll buy it when they support more devices. It will be great to load up my laptop with hdmi out with entire seasons of TV shows I never had time to watch and get through them at the summer vacation home HDTV.

    OT: Got the Pandora update. Messed with it a little then checked out music/pictures and at folders it went crazy and I had to reboot. They keep adding more and more features two this things and they are getting slower and slower. No more features - more speed please.
     
  5. MLB_Fan

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    Do we know if this APP will ever come out of the beta state and become an official supported NR?

    The website still doesn't have a direct link under Technology. You have to google DirecTV2PC in order to get direct access to the link on their website.
     
  6. ejjames

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    I don't expect much more from this app. I think D* used it as a springboard for things like multiroom viewing.
     
  7. Special Ed

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    I think DirecTV2PC was used as a testing ground for the Nomad service that is rolling out. That being said I am very glad I have it working. I even had a special CAT line ran, mostly for it, to my DVRs so I could watch sports in my home office without stutter.

    My understanding is that nomad downloads then you watch shows so I am not sure it would work for sports as well. I don't mind being behind on a game but don't like it to be over when starting to watch.
     
  8. SParker

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    As long as it continues to work is all I care about. I do a TON of my TV viewing on my PC with Directv2PC.
     
  9. allenn

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    Does any one know if you can capture DirecTV2PC video from your PC via a video capture card?
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Nope. But if you do, let us know!
     
  11. Special Ed

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    Even if you try to get a screen capture it turns out green. I caught my son and I at a baseball game I recorded and tried a screen capture with no joy :(

    They have DRM nailed down well in this app.
     
  12. Drucifer

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    I ended up using my camera to take a picture of my screen.
     
  13. allenn

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    I recorded the Daytona 500 on an HR24-100. When I tried to view it on DirecTV2PC I get the following message: DirecTV2PC could not connect to the receiver, check your internet connection and try again.

    I have several other programs recorded on the receiver. DirecTV2PC plays all but the Daytona 500. Any ideas or suggestions.
     
  14. Special Ed

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    Yeah, I thought about that but by the time I thought about again it it was long deleted. At least I know I can record hi def movies with my camcorder on a tri-pod. :grin:
     
  15. Mar 1, 2012 #235 of 470
    Athlon646464

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    I also had this issue.

    I came here and spent about 15 minutes reading this thread and then went back to my laptop.

    I clicked on a folder and it opened! Based on an earlier post here it seems with some setups/equipment combinations it just takes a while to load the contents of folders.

    :D
     
  16. Mar 1, 2012 #236 of 470
    allenn

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    I could not open a folder when something was recording. When the recording finished, the folder opened. Also, I discovered closing and reopening DirecTV2PC permits the folder to open. Best wishes!
     
  17. Mar 3, 2012 #237 of 470
    Jasqid

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    Guys, I don't know about you, but I figure most of you are much like me. A geek when it comes to this kind of stuff and PCs. And most geeks find it necessary to refresh their PCs from time to time. (once or twice a year perhaps?).

    Anywho, I am almost on a regular schedule to do a fresh install every 8 months or so. So guess what I did today. Yep. blanked my OS for a clean install. No, not a big issue, matter of fact, I enjoy doing it most of the time. So you know, with a fresh install comes re-installing the Directv2PC software. .... ..... I think you all know where this is headed....

    Who the H**l came up with the idea to limit activation keys for this buggy mess? Why are they making me create an email address I will never use again? Over the last 3 years or so I have reinstalled my PC 4 or 5 times. (This does not include the 2 upgrades of new machines I built in this period either.) The last was this past July. I put new hardware in this tower and did a reinstall. Had to use a new email address to get a key. I saved the email from July when I got it. Used it once. Tonight I get a message that too many activation attempts were used. Hello? It's only been used once!!

    So I try to use my email address and it says I already reached the maximum of two keys per address. (No I didnt). WHAT GIVES? IS there a work around? It's free software. Why the big deal with these @@#@$#^&$&$^*^%*U activation keys.

    (Yeah. I am p%%d!)
     
  18. Mar 3, 2012 #238 of 470
    ChuckM128

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    I had DIRECTV2PC on my previous computer that worked great; I bought a new HP Touchsmart 520-1047C with all the latest and greatest; downloaded and installed the program fine; program found my receiver with all my recorded programs; went to test one and got this message:

    UNKNOWN OUTPUT CONNECTOR; supported connectors are: 1) DVI 2) HDMI 3) Japanese D Terminal Output 4) Component Video 5) S Video 6) Composite Video 7) Analog RGB

    I have no idea what this is!!! DVR is connected via Ethernet to my home network and only HDMI is used elsewhere.

    Any ideas???
     
  19. Mar 3, 2012 #239 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    This app doesn't care about the DVR, but does about the Touchsmart, which is where this connector must be.

    FWIW: if you have an Optical audio output without a HDCP compliant driver, it must be disabled, "so" if you can find this output connector, you may be able to disable it within Windows, and get this App working.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2012 #240 of 470
    allenn

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    Check the following: Win 7 Control Panel; Hardware and Sound; Sound; Manage audio devices; Playback tab; verify that no digital output is the default. In the attached Picture, I have Speakers as the default and digital output disabled).

    DRM and D* prevent us from using digital output unless it is DRM compliant.

    I hope that helps. Best wishes!
     

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