Is DirecTV2PC even developed any more?

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  1. Milkman

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    I have considered this program very buggy from the start (especially if you have multiple monitors). Just wondering if development is still occurring on it?
     
  2. lparsons21

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    I think I read somewhere here quite awhile back that indicated that development was ceased.

    And yeah, it was buggy and primarily written around a pretty tight set of specs. For instance, my Acer i3 laptop used it with some irritating glitches when I had Win7 on it from the factory, a few updates later and it decided that the graphics card wasn't right though the card hadn't changed at all. And it never worked at all after I updated to Win8/8.1.
     
  3. sigma1914

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    I doubt it... they won't even allow an update to work some Intel HD graphics cards. It's pathetic because it could've been great.
     
  4. lparsons21

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    D* has always been a strange company to me when it comes to tech. Other than on the HRs themselves, all the other tech just seems half-hearted or half-baked. Things like DirecTV2PC, Direct Anywhere and the GenieGo just seem like baby steps to something that could be great, but then they never seem to get to that point.

    Even on the Genies they could have had a really great HDGUI, but instead opted to have one that looks and acts virtually the same as it always did on all the gear.
     
  5. peds48

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    this is a dead program. it is no longer supported and you install "as is"
     
  6. Milkman

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    What a shame. I have a Genie which isn't bad, The problem I have with the Genie is how long it takes on 30 second skips. When D2PC worked, it handled 30 second skips wonderfully well.
     
  7. harsh

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    30skips don't take anytime on my genies. 30slips take some time but I don't use them.
     
  9. Milkman

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    Harsh...

    I have been using forums of one type or another since 300 baud modems... I am very aware of the search function, and how to use it. Not only did I use the search function on here, but I used another search function known as Google, which spans the entire Internet. Neither of which displayed the results you showed.

    So to summarize:
    1. Thanks for the links with the information
    2. Thanks for telling me about a forum feature I am already very familiar with.
     
  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Apparently you're not nearly as familiar with the search facilities as you thought you were or your tenure would suggest. I used the same facilities to identify the links that I offered.

    In summary, it appears that the answer to your question is at least 80% against DIRECT2PC getting another look. Based on my following of the topic over the years, I'd say that the chances probably aren't that good.

    If there had been a release in the last long while, there might be a glimmer of hope, but I think DIRECTV got out of DIRECTV2PC what they needed and they walked away. I can appreciate that there's lots of interest in the product but none of that excitement seems to have infected DIRECTV management. DIRECTV is all about business decisions.

    Remember also that DIRECTV2PC was a product developed by a third party (Cyberlink).
     
  11. peds48

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    Perhaps the TS meant a GG?
     
  12. Shardin

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    Amazing....I haven't been on the site for many months and the first post I look at Harsh being a *#@*#@!. Something's never change, I'll check back is another year or so to see if things have changed....bye.
     
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  13. peds48

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    and to make matter worse, he does not even have DirecTV, he is a happily Dish sub !rolling
     
  14. dennisj00

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    Maybe he's a DirecTV wanna Be . . agle . . . do any DirecTV subs leave droppings on the dish threads?
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Exactly.
     
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    We're getting off the topic and into an area we don't want to go.
     
  17. peds48

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    The bottom line is that DirecTV2PC has been dead in the water and perhaps DirecTV sees the GG as the replacement for it.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    Answer: No.
     
  19. Drucifer

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    DirecTV2PC is just another of DirecTV big announced new feature that seems to be completely forgotten almost as soon as it is release.
     
  20. peds48

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    Perhaps there we limitations to the application. back in the days when DirecTV2PC came out in BETA, you really had to have a $3000 PC in order to be able to run the app. it was not a very good alternative to the vast quantities of cheap PC that were hitting the market at that time. I was never able to run this app.
     
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