DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

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

  1. keenan

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    Like TiVo does with their TiVo Mini device for cable, a wonderful solution, The online streaming is awful, give me at least Netflix quality video on live TV(or very near live) then they may have something, but low bitrate, stalling, buffering TV via a weakly implemented online server system, no thanks.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Easy, do like I do, use a DVR (you can use a mini a well) to feed ElGato EyeTV to your Mac (PC works as well) and no monthly fees! And on HD and LIVE!!!
     
  3. peds48

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    I seriously doubt it had anything to do with any copyright issues. I think the stopped support because of app design. Most off the shelf computers could not run the program. It required a work horse to run, then add the fact the PC sales have been declining pretty quickly and that this is a niche product.
     
  4. SParker

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  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    I use component, get beautiful 1080i on my iMac 5K!!!
     
  6. SParker

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    yes component video works good to.
     
  7. sigma1914

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  8. Special Ed

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    Ugh, I think I reached the end of Directv2PC here. My Radion 5600 video card was acting up so I switched it out with a Radion R7 260x.

    Now I get the dreaded. "Directv2PC cannot display this video because your graphics card does not currently support screen capture protection". The new card has the same control setting video card panel as the previous card. There is no way that I can find to turn on screen capture protection. I searched a few hours on the web for answers - nothing. I am sure it already has HDCP protection. Directv2PC just does not sense it.

    :(

    I guess I'll look into ElGato EyeTV whatever that is..
     
  9. Special Ed

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    Looking into Slingbox. One thing I loved about Directiv2PC is that I could play from my DVR to PC via ethernet cable so there was no buffering, studdering or delays. At first I used wifi with directv2pc and some programs, especially sports were really choppy. So I ran an ethernet from my Home entertainment center to my PC where the router is and things worked perfectly.

    Can Slingbox work DVR to PC via direct ethernet or do I need to use WiFi? I realize on the road there would need to be picture quality sacrifices but in the house to my main it would be nice to get a perfect picture.

    Could use it today. Football game is on and I would normally play it on my second monitor while I am on the internet.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    or the Slingbox app care is that you are connected to the network


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  11. Special Ed

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    Not sure what your are saying. Tapatalk typos I think.

    Looks like my potential options to stream high quality video from my DVR to my PC like DirectTV2PC are:

    Slingbox - not sure if I can sling to upstairs PC with highspeed ethernet connection. Also some concern about Slingbox down converting 5.1 audio to 2.0 to my home entertainment center. That would really suck.

    Genie to Go - I think it uses lots of compression and is wifi streaming only in the home.

    ElGato EyeTV - Can't figure out what it is or how it would work.


    Slingbox and Genie to go would offer me other options that DirecTV2PC didn't have like remote viewing outside. Not that I really need that feature and I suspect quality would be poor.
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Neither the GenieGo or the Slingbox apps cares how you connect yoru PC to the internet. both stream directly from the receiver using your LAN (while in home). The Slingbox app seems to allow better picture quality as DirecTV has throttle down the GenieGo to about 2Mbps IIRC. The Slingbox may go twice as much but nothing compared to DirecTV2PC


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  13. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    EyeTV I would say is on par with Geniego as far as PQ is concerned, tho the app is very rudimentary. The max EyeTV would stream in wifi is 2000Kbps


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  14. Special Ed

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    Sounds like no good options. I have a support ticket into radeon on how to turn on screen capture protection but my hopes are not high.
     
  15. tivoreno

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    Crap! Been using Directv2pc for years and had it working just fine on Windows 10...got a new SSD and did a clean install, now I can no longer get an activation code and my old ones no longer work. Any chance someone has an unused one they can PM me?
     
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    Xsabresx

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    All of a sudden I was asked for my activation key. Everything I tried failed. Finally found a key that I guess either hadnt been used or was the original key I was using. Either way it forced me to finally order a GenieGo. I'd been using Directv2PC for years to watch shows while gaming. Looks like its days are numbered. Too bad too. GenieGo works fine but I really liked the DVR interface of Directv2PC
     
  17. Jan 7, 2016 #457 of 471
    twizt3dkitty

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    Ahh the days of directv2pc... I will miss them

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    SParker

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    I haven't used this program in months so I guess we can now officially say RIP :crying:
     
  19. yzytck1

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    Same issue here...I had to reinstall the software and was working fine with the original activation code. I had to reinstall a new HDD and after installing this time, I receive the message that I've exceeded the number of activations and need a new key. I opened a tech support dialog with Cyberlink as the software is connecting to their server, After being bounced to 2-3 techs, they finally responded that they do not support the software. All I wanted was for them to update the database flag so I could continue to activate with the key I have.
    It sucks that Directv is taking away this capability and wanting to charge me for the GenieGo hardware. All I want to do is stream from my DVR to my office PC on my own network. You'd think I'd be able to do that without additional hardware! That's how Directv thanks me as a loyal customer for the last 16 years!
     
  20. inkahauts

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    Well if whatever you want to watch is available on demand or is live tv you can get it off the web site. And genie go capability will be built into the actual genie sometime this year. So they won't be charging you for it.

    But this software hasn't been officially supported in years.
     

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