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Just got DirecTV, HR22-100, Want DOD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mojoe, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. mojoe

    mojoe Mentor

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    Hi, I just got DirecTV have two HR22-100 recievers. I really wanted cable because I love the On Demand that my friend has and DirecTV's site says that you need a HD DVR to get there's. However, I noticed that our DVRs have ethernet ports. Am I able to get DOD? And if so, how do I?
     
  2. dmurphy

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    Yes, the HR22 receiver can get DOD.

    You need to network the receivers. You do have Ethernet ports - use 'em! Do you have a home network? Connect the receivers to your home network, and off you go ...
     
  3. mojoe

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    So I unplugged my Ethernet cable from my Xbox 360 (which I use to play online) and the HR22 won't connect to the internet. It says it connects to teh network, but not hte internet.


    <e> Got it working. I had to change the slot it was plugged into o nteh router.


    <e2> So I see that it can play videos/music/photo from the computer. What video files can it play? I have avis and it wouldn't play any of them (Through TVersity).
     
  4. Cmnore

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    Make sure your gateway and DNS numbers are accurate. Also, check to make sure your firewall isn't blocking the HR* from accessing the WWW.
     
  5. mojoe

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    Yeah, I got it working. It seems pretty slow to load everything though. But what type of files can I stream to it? Also, why are there 2 Ethernet ports?
     
  6. dmurphy

    dmurphy Active Member

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    You can use the 2nd ethernet port as a "passthru" to your Xbox - it's basically a mini-switch in there. Then both your Xbox and the HR22 can be online at the same time ...

    Cool, huh?
     
  7. mojoe

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    I may have to do that. I'm really liking DOD, but its too slow. LOL I'm used to it being like instant with cable.

    So what files can be transfered using Media Share? Will I be able to play AVI?
     
  8. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    If you have a fast enough internet connection, you should be able to start the download and watch with minimal buffering.

    LPCM (audio) and MPEG2 (video). Most servers will transcode MP3 to LPCM automatically. Some can be set up to transcode other video formats to MPEG2, but it may be too much of a CPU load for older computers. There are numerous conversion programs available.
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    As Bob mentioned, depending on your connection, you can start watching as soon as the download starts. Even if you can't watch right away, you'll get used to it. You just have to plan. I rarely watch things right away anyway (even though my connection allows it). I usually download stuff to the DVR and watch it when I get the chance later.
     
  10. j0hnnyv

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    I have the HR21 200 but I am on a wireless network. What would have I to do, buy 2 internet connection kits? One for the router and one for my DVR? My HD DVR is upstairs from the router...

    Can I make this work and will I even have a good enough connection without it being wired for it be worth my hassle and money? I get 15mbps down and 2 up with my cable...

    Thanks.
     
  11. mojoe

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    haha, I couldn't figure out how to watch them, but I figured it out. Its not too bad. Its much more than I expected since DirecTV.com says its HD DVRs only.

    What does the back on the DVR (play/fastforward/rewind) do? I got that the forward skips 30 seconds, but can't figure out the back.



    So would a program like TVersity transcode AVIs to what I need?
     
  12. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Yes, you can buy 2 internet connection kits, or you can buy one of THESE. You can read more about the Linksys, HERE.
     
  13. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    The button that looks like a circle with an arrow? It's instant replay. Goes back 8 seconds automatically.

    In the latest software it also acts as skip to tick. Press the rewind button and then press that one and you'll jump backwards instantly to the nearest tick mark (on the progress bar). You can do the same thing going forward by pressing the ff and then the button right above it.
     
  14. mojoe

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    It doesn't seem to go that for backwards, haha. But I'm liking the DirecTV so far. I wasn't sure how I'd like it compared to Dish.
     
  15. Yoda-DBSguy

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

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    Yes; but you must select the "always transcode" option from TVersity's GUI menu. It will then real time transcode all media selected to be played though the HR2x serries unit.
     
  16. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Well, I never use the instant replay button so maybe it doesn't go that far back. I'm shooting from the hip.
     
  17. mojoe

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    So I got it working, but it stretches widescreen videos to fill the whole screen. Any way to fix that?
     
  18. rahlquist

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    Mojoe, try OnPlay from http://www.themediamall.com/playon I just starteed trying it myself and the ability to play netflix is incredible. This product has great future potential.
     

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