HMC Playback, the First Look

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HMC PC Playback Discussion (private)' started by Tom Robertson, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. May 7, 2008 #121 of 182
    PoitNarf

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    I have nothing further to add except that I'm sorry I have not been testing this software more. You can blame Nintendo for releasing Mario Kart Wii... at least that's what I'm doing!
     
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    phat78boy

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    Lol...right there with you. That and GTA IV. Say what you will about GTA IV, but it is a good game for relieving stress.
     
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    mhayes70

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    Slacker.... :p
     
  4. May 8, 2008 #124 of 182
    kocuba

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    Well, maybe that'll change now with DirecTVs newest employee? :lol:
     
  5. May 8, 2008 #125 of 182
    Stuart Sweet

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    When this is complete, please let me know and I will turn it into a PDF. For whatever reason the PDFs you make on Mac MS Word are a lot smaller than their PC counterparts.
     
  6. May 8, 2008 #126 of 182
    tfederov

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    Will do. I think we're waiting on DIRECTV answers and then a proof reading.

    I agree about the pdf. It was huge when I made it so I went back to Word. I figured it would be easier to stay in Word until we were done editing it.
     
  7. dettxw

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    Now that Homework Assignment #3 has been announced do we have input/feedback from DirecTV to use in updating the First Look?

    How about a date to come out of hiding, er...ah...I mean go public?
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    "soon"
     
  9. phat78boy

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    Do we need to do the homework #3 assignment?
     
  10. dettxw

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    I believe the homework assignment is to provide data for use in selecting additional testers and we are already the chosen ones. :lol:

    However it's certainly possible that there will be future versions of the CE and Playback client, just lots more downloaders the next time something changes.
    (though last two CEs included the necessary HR20 functionality and were for everyone)

    Any chance of needing all receiver or card IDs registered in the future? Both my HR20s work now because of the standard CE, but only one was originally submitted for the test. Would hate for something to change and it stop working.
     
  11. Tom Robertson

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    At this point, no need to worry about registering all the CAMs on your account. We might have you guys all run the homework #2 so we can get that consistency in the database.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  12. tfederov

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    It's been a crazy week with family in town for my daughter's baptism last Sunday but things are starting to calm down. Sorry for not being around too much.

    Any changes needed for the doc or are we still in a holding pattern?
     
  13. dettxw

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    He lives! :lol:

    Understand the craziness, had the fam in for a kiddo's wedding at the end of March.

    I've asked but still don't know. However, there was a comment posted (I think by Tom) that made it sound like The First Look was waiting DirecTV approval, like it had been submitted.
     
  14. Tom Robertson

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    Finally have time to publish the answers:

    1) Support for multiple monitor systems (at least on the monitors that meet the HDCP requirements)?

    We can't support this feature


    2) Will there be support for managing the playlist (keeping, deleting,
    etc.) in the future?

    I will add this in the wish list...

    3) Support for Live TV viewing? Or,
    4) Starting a recording to be watched nearly live?

    Recording nearly live is already supported.

    5) Can we mention Cyberlink by name, the advisor, and/or their list of recommended hardware?

    During Install on Vista, it is mentioned. So you can definetely talk about it.

    6) Auto correction for FF?

    I will add this in the wish list.

    7)Lastly, what official name should we use in the First Look? HMC PC Playback?

    It is called DIRECTV Media Share PC application

    What this means is that we can talk about Cyberlink and dual monitors are not supported today.

    I don't think we should mention items that are on DIRECTV's wish list, but we can have a section that is our wish list (and that we know DIRECTV is listening.)

    Thanks guys for all the hard work,
    Tom
     
  15. tfederov

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    I've posted version 9, renamed the doc and replaced HMC with DIRECTV Media Share PC application. Changed the note dual monitors are not supported.

    I haven't added the wish list yet, I'll put that before the special thanks section but wanted to give folks a day to post here (a seperate thread would be better to reduce clutter here) to put the wishlist together. Does that work for everyone?
     
  16. Michael D'Angelo

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    Does this mean DIRECTV can not support it like the eSATA or meaning it will not work at all?

    Because I have two HDCP monitors and my video card is HDCP compliant and my system was working fine for the one week dual monitors worked.
     
  17. mhayes70

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    That will work, Tony. Again, Thanks for all your hard work on the first look!
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Here is a PDF file from revision 9:
     
  19. Michael D'Angelo

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    Looks good Tony, thanks for all the hard work.

    Stuart is there anything we can do about the pictures in the PDF file? The pictures are much more clear in the Microsoft word file than they are in the PDF file.
     
  20. mhayes70

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    I noticed that also.
     

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