DIRECTV2PC version 4526 (initial release) - Issues Only

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  1. Rickrd

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    I wanted to pass on some info about Directv2pc. My set-up is below.
    I've been struggling with DTV2PC for over a month now and finally I think I have found the culprit for DTV2PC from working. I have young kids so I have Network Nanny Software running on every computer. I did not realize that this program affected DTV2PC. I kept getting a DTV2PC "connection error". Once I turned it off on my PC's, DTV2PC worked wonderfully! I could of kicked myself for not thinking of that possibillity sooner. Oh well, maybe it will help others know that certain other things running on your PC's may affect DTV2PC.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2008 #462 of 611
    jacmyoung

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    Was watching a recorded HD NFL game, the laptop shut off due to battery running out. Plugged the laptop back in, restarted it, could not detect the HDDVR anymore until I rebooted the receiver. Once the playlist came back on my laptop, that game I was playing was gone, as being deleted, no where to be found on the playlist on the PC, went to check the receiver, not on the receiver's playlist either. Auto deletion?
     
  3. Dec 1, 2008 #463 of 611
    boen

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    if i could just get the dang serial #...
     
  4. Dec 1, 2008 #464 of 611
    veryoldschool

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    While I haven't had it delete a recording, it sure doesn't like a system "crash".
     
  5. Dec 2, 2008 #465 of 611
    timmmaaayyy2003

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    I've also had issues when the connection is lost. For me it's been a corrupted recording, not deleted. Trickplay would no longer work.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2008 #466 of 611
    mogulman

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    I'm having 2 issues:
    On my laptop (Dell D630) I get a crash when trying to play anything. I can connect to the HR20 fine, but playing any material causes a crash. I do have PowerDVD installed. I posted more info in the sticky poll.

    On a Dual Xeon 3.0 (4GB RAM, XP Pro SP3) machine in my basement with a 17" CRT (1024x768) and Nvidia Quadro NVS 280. When I play video the first time, it is blank. Audio is fine. If I stop and then go back to resume, most of the time it plays fine. Also, after this point, then other videos play fine too. Might be a video card/driver thing. The latest drivers for this video card are from 2006.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2008 #467 of 611
    timmmaaayyy2003

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    For the first problem, I'd suggest uninstalling Direct2PC then uninstalling or upgrading (if you use it) PowerDVD. Just be aware that not all of it goes away. You need to delete the remaining folder in your Programs directory. Then reinstall Direct2PC and you should be good to go.

    For the 2nd issue, check www.nvidia.com to see if there isn't a newer driver. VOS would probably recommend finding the most current audio driver as well even though it seems to work fine.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 #468 of 611
    mogulman

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    I need Powerdvd for my laptop to watch movies. It works fine. I'm not going to buy a newer version just to have Direct2PC work. Although, it probably benefits Cyberlink to make my version 7 software unusable?

    I have the newest video and audio drivers for my 2nd pc. oh well..
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 #469 of 611
    timmmaaayyy2003

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    I've heard, in some cases, that PowerDVD will work if installed after Direct2PC. I personally haven't tried this since I use Media Player for movies.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2008 #470 of 611
    gerryger

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    I have been racking my head trying to get this program to work. I am writing to see if anyone may think the problem is with my network setup.

    1. I have a wired home network setup.
    2. I use Internet Connection Sharing.
    3. The main (host) computer has (2) NIC cards in it. The first card is fed from the DSL Modem. The other card is feeding a Lynksys SWITCH. Not a router - a switch.
    4. Obviously the switch feeds all other computers and laptops and of course the Directv receiver.

    Here's the problem:

    The host computer is the only computer that can't connect to the server. I am able to get the play list but no video. I passed the "advisor test" with all green dots. The video card and monitor are HDCP. Not only do I not receive the video, but my network becomes unusable when I try to connect to the server. I have to reboot. There must be some kind of conflict somewhere.

    The good news is that my 2 other desktops and laptop have no problem with the program. These devices are considered as "Slaves" The main computer is the "Host"

    One last side note - I have never had a problem with my network communicating with the HR-21 when using Media Share.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2008 #471 of 611
    Cubfan

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    Things were working great on my Vista machine. Even full screen HD. Now I'm seeing this dark screen with everything:

    directv2pc.png

    Anybody seen this and know the solution? Looks almost like Macrovision has kicked in or something.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2008 #472 of 611
    BurnX

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    My roomate won't unplug his Sonos, so I came up with this fairly simple workaround to get my DirectTV receivers on a different subnet. I got a wireless router and unplugged the network cable from my DirecTV receiver and plugged it into the WAN port on the new wireless router. Then I plugged my DirecTV receiver into one of the network ports on the new wireless router. I can now connect my laptop either wirelessly or wired to the new router & DirecTV2PC works like a champ. I can also get on the Internet fine. Here are some things to keep in mind:
    • The new router needs to be on a different subnet then the original network. For example; if your current network is 192.168.1.X set the new router to use 192.168.2.X
    • Set the WAN port on the new router to get an Automatic IP from the router on the original network.
    • Network browsing and sharing between devices on the old network and devices behind the new router will be broken. There are ways to work around this. For example; a device behind the new router can still access shares on the old network by using its IP address instead of its network name.
    • You, of course, don't want your Sonos on the same subnet as the DirecTV receivers.

    • In order to use the DirecTV2PC software, the PC WILL need to be in the same subnet as the DirecTV receiver.

    Depending on your network & the sharing you have setup, this may not be an option for you, but hopefully this will help someone till DirecTV gets this issue fixed.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2008 #473 of 611
    John Nadeau

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    Hi Gerry,

    That's EXACTLY how my Host computer behaved! I suspect it has something to do with the Host being "behind" the ICS/NAT. Seems like a port or two might have to be opened up. I used to run a program called DvArchive on my Host and had to open up port 80 on the Host to get it to work.

    I gave up on ICS with DirecTv2pc, went to a router, and everything has been fine. If you do get ICS working, be sure to let us know in both this thread and the ICS thread! Good luck!

    John
     
  14. Dec 3, 2008 #474 of 611
    mogulman

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    Do you have sound? I was having this. If I stopped then went back to the menu and resumed, then it worked.


    Also, I was having an issue with UltraVNC and it's mirror driver. After I uninstalled the mirror driver and disabled Ultravnc it worked better.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2008 #475 of 611
    Cubfan

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    I do have sound. Perfect sound, in fact. The only thing that is wrong is this very dark and desaturated picture. Going back to the menu doesn't fix it, either.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2008 #476 of 611
    Gbsnplr

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    I installed the program, was able to register but I get no servers in my server list. I have no idea where to go from here.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2008 #477 of 611
    mogulman

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    Ok.. I uninstalled Powerdvd DX (from Dell) and installed PowerDVD 7 Standard with the lastest patches from Cyberlink. Direct2PC still crashes.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2008 #478 of 611
    rlp2955

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    Hi all,
    Wonder if there is some quick troubleshooting I can do for my Directv2pc install. I am trying to get this to work my wireless laptop. My HR20-700 is connected through the WGA11B wireless game adapter to my network. I ran the advisor and attached a screen shot. I get a "red" for the graphics card driver but I wonder if that is really the issue because I am experiencing a similar issue with my newer HP desktop in my office.

    Here are my two issues:
    1) The video is unwatchable (stutter every second) like the streaming is too slow. If I pause and let it sit for awhile, the video is smooth like it has buffered to a certain point and then starts stuttering again. This happens on SD and HD content.

    2) Searching for server...this seems unstable. Sometimes it will find it, sometimes I have to actually go into the HR20-700 "network" menu and rerun a network test. Then it seems that the game adapter finds it again.

    3) When I am able to access, I noticed the GUI was a little buggy...sometimes I click on a program "group" and episodes wouldn't show up even though they are actually there. Minor issue.


    I can deal with issue 2 and 3. Issue 1 is my killer. Any ideas on what I can troubleshoot? I stream video from Tiversity to my PS3 wirelessly without issues so I don't think its a "speed" issue? I noticed the first time I installed the app that an ffdshow popup box came up asking if I wanted to use that or not? Could it be the game adapter?
     
  19. Dec 4, 2008 #479 of 611
    rlp2955

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    timmmaaayyy2003

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    Did you delete the Cyberlink folder from the Programs directory and try D2PC before installing PowerDVD 7?
     
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