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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Aug 2, 2011.
Nope. I was sitting in front of the machine.
I get activation limit reached this limit thing needs to be removed tired of haveing to get new ones
I also have my saved license keys but it doesn't work because apparently I need an endless supply of email addresses to activate FREE software.
Put it this way, this is not a money making app for DTV, to be honest I can only use it if I have a DIRECTV DVR and a subscription so, to be honest, there should be NO activation required, its not like its streaming DTV programming over the Internet and I can "steal" something.
As was stated before, the installer can detect an older version so why need to re-enter the exact same key for activation that was already there? To top it off, only two registrations for each email address!? WTF? Registering from multiple email addresses is usually a sign of abuse.
Think I'm done with DTV... Hope they are reading these posts.
I agree with you but how much you wanna bet that the whole activation key wasn't just put in there to appease content owners and try to avoid potential lawsuits.
I know it's trivial, it doesn't really need anything except an email address to send a key to. They don't even verify if that's the email on your account. Just seems like an extra step, but insurance against a trivial lawsuit from the studios I guess.
I can clear up one part. The activation is a requirement of the DTCP-IP licensing agreement. DTCP-IP is a licensed technology, which DIRECTV pays for.
Unfortunately, unlimited licenses can be very, very expensive (as I understand it) so by paying for just the ones they need, things are more reasonable.
The other unfortunate part is we who upgrade via DBSTalk, rather than the builtin mechanism, tend to run into this licensing problem.
Once again this version went in without any drama.
Let this uninstall the older version, pasted in my old key.
Activated, updated codex without issues.
Was a bit slow to bring up the first playlist, but not after the first time.
This program is a headache for most and kinda sucks at this point.
I am not sure what you are saying here. Why would being a member of DBStalk have anything to do with running software on the PC? Unless you are saying that the link on DBS talk points to a different link/file than what other direct tv users use.
The link in this thread is a pre-release Beta.
The posts in this thread mirror posts that have been in every release thread previously.
This apps seems to work fine for some, yet be a PITA for others.
As VOS says it is pre-release, and also because it is not using the automatic upgrade process. (Which I presume better preserves the key.)
That would seem to make it more important for them to address this problem. If prior license keys are paid for by DirecTV, then having them just vanish and making the user acquire a new key (which DirecTV also pays for) to re-install makes no sense.
On the other hand, this is from Cyberlink, which has one of the most messed-up licensing / activation schemes out there...
It is asking me for a passcode to unlock the parental locks. However, I have never setup a passcode on any of my DVRs. What do I need to do?
I tried that but no dice.
Try setting up a code on the DVR, then use it.
That did it. Thanks. I wonder why DirecTv2PC set up parental blocks when they were not present on any of my DVRs?
I don't know, I didn't have that problem.
The biggest issue is that I can't playback SD programs. Freezes the app at 99% CPU usage and that makes everything else on the computer very slow. 5 minutes into that, it eventually errors out that it cant connect or it timed out. HD stuff plays fine.
This is quite strange. The HD [MPEG-4] decoding is being done by your GPU, while SD [MPEG-2] is only using your CPU.
What's strange is your CPU having problems.