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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

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

  1. Mar 1, 2013 #361 of 470
    loudo

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    This is the only software that I have had not work, since the upgrade, and some of my software is over 10 years old. It still works on my desktop with an ATI adapter, and Windows 8.

    It is really not that big of an issue to me. I don't use it very often. Usually when I want to watch something on the laptop, I am on the road and watch movies via DirecTV on line.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 #362 of 470
    keenan

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    It does still work on Win 7 though? Finally upgraded recently. Running ATI/AMD graphic hardware, haven't installed the program yet, baseball season hasn't started! :D
     
  3. Mar 2, 2013 #363 of 470
    SParker

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    DTV2PC runs on 8 for me.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2013 #364 of 470
    loudo

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    What video adapter do you have?
     
  5. Mar 3, 2013 #365 of 470
    SParker

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    Geforce 9800GT
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 #366 of 470
    CCarncross

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    Thats a pretty old piece of kit...but nVidia drivers have always had good screen capture, and HDCP support so that is why it works with that video card.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2013 #367 of 470
    Special Ed

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    Is it more about the video card/compenents rather than the operating system? I could see Directv2pc not working with a new computer with Windows 8 installed but what about the same computer upgraded?

    I use 3 monitors. I would like to buy a touch screen monitor for the middle screen, that would be the only hardware change. I have Win8 on a laptop and love it, want it bad on my PC.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2013 #368 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    Following the history of DirecTV2PC, the video card/chip seems to be the gating item.
    ATI & nVidia haven't been a problem, while Intel has been from the beginning.
    I don't have Win8, but there are posts here that it's working with "everything but" the Intel video chip.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2013 #369 of 470
    SParker

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    So newer Nvidia cards won't work? Or they will.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2013 #370 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    I'm still using a 8800, so I can't say for sure, but it's Intel that isn't supporting the older screen capture protection.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2013 #371 of 470
    SParker

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    I'm just wondering if my 9800 were to die and I got a different Nvidia card if it would work with DTV2PC..
     
  12. Mar 3, 2013 #372 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    I can't say "for sure", but would expect it to.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2013 #373 of 470
    loudo

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    You might be OK, as long as you don't have Windows 8. In my case it is the Windows 8 drivers that are killing the DirecTV2PC software. It worked OK when I got the laptop and it had Windows 7, but as soon as I upgraded to Windows 8 it no longer worked.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2013 #374 of 470
    veryoldschool

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    From your own link:

    This is Intel's choice, and there isn't any reason to suggest ATI or nVidia is the same.


    Intel has their own plan for this: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...hip-is-not-drm-its-just-copy-protection.shtml
     
  15. Mar 4, 2013 #375 of 470
    CCarncross

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    Works fine with my GTX 560Ti's X2 SLi...running Windows 7 64-bit. Its not so much the chip/components, but usually its in the drivers. I've found drivers that break it, then you'll find it fixed in the next nVidia driver version that gets released.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2013 #376 of 470
    SPACEMAKER

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    When I open DirecTV 2PC it acts like it's starting to download codecs but it just closes out.

    Windows 7 64bit
    EVGA GeForce GT 610 1024MB
     
  17. Mar 4, 2013 #377 of 470
    Special Ed

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    If this is an older install you might need to completely uninstall, reboot and then reinstall.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2013 #378 of 470
    SPACEMAKER

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    I did that once. I will try it again when I get home.
     
  19. Mar 4, 2013 #379 of 470
    Special Ed

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    Try my extra cautious reinstall steps that worked for me: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3180816#post3180816

    Let us know how it goes.

    BTW: I have Win7 64 bit with and AMD HD5970 video card. I wonder if it's win 8 drivers would kill DTV2PC...
     
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    Ed - Thank you for your post! It fixed my 'error' message on my Acer laptop.

    :D
     

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