Mac users and HR20 networking

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  1. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I sure wish iTunes could stream my 4,000 song collection of mostly-AAC files to the HR20. Of course, since it will stream to any other iTunes client in my house and through an Airport Express (if I had one :p ), what I'm really saying is I wish the HR20 could receive iTunes streams. Oh well.
     
  2. ciscokidd979

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    Can you briefly describe how you set this up?
     
  3. DCSholtis

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    I think he means the following:

    1. Install Boot Camp
    2. Install XP/Vista (You need an install CD)
    3. Download and run WM 11
     
  4. Drewg5

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    Same here. As I had mentioned, it would have to be something like Apple TV with D* and that would be a whole new DVR.
     
  5. Drewg5

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    There are 3 ways to go about doing this.

    1) Install Parallels. You will need a full legal copy of Windows with Windows Media Player 11

    2) Install Bootcamp You will need a minum of Windows XP with Servacepack 2 and about 15 gigs free hd space, and Windows Media Player 11

    3) Install Tonkey. No need for Windows, but by far less user friendly, with even less support.

    There are pros and cons to 1, and 2. Read up on the info at the linked sites. For me I'm useing a bata from VMWare that allows Windows to load much in the same manner as Parallels does. I like haveing the abilty to quit windows with out the need to reboot the system to use OSX.
     
  6. webstyr

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    Hi Mac Heads,

    I'm a noob here. I just got an HR-20 100 and am wondering about making a connection between my Mac Pro and the HR-20. It seems all this topic is covering is getting content from the Mac to the HR-20.

    Like others have stated, I have my iPod, Aiport Extreme and Express, and Apple TV for distribution of Mac Content. What I need is a way to get content (recorded shows) off the HR-20 and onto my Mac Pro. I want to convert the content to .mp4 so I can put it on my iPod and stream it though iTunes to my AppleTV.

    I have both my Mac Pro and HR-20 plugged into my LAN via am 8 port hub. The HR-20 sees the Internet since the interactive stuff is working fine.

    Does anyone know know how to transfer recorded shows from the HR-20 to a Mac? What software is required? Can you just mount the HR-20's hard drive on the desktop (wouldn't that be great) via Network? Do you use an FTP client? Any help would be most appreciated!

    Go Macs! :)
     
  7. Spanky_Partain

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    Sorry, can't be done at this time. Only music/photos can be accessed through a media server software from the source PC.
     
  8. DCSholtis

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    Ive developed a problem. I have my Airport Express plugged into my HR20 via ethernet. Network screen shows Im networked but not connected to the Internet. What am I missing?!

    Edit: Nevermind!! I want to thank machavez00 who suggested to me in another thread to reset my HR20 network back to defaults then try to connect. Worked like a charm!!
     
  9. machavez00

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    That is a very good thing.
     
  11. jes

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    If Apple were involved with the design of the HR20 it wouldn't have a fan either... :rolleyes: The Mac Mini is a packed "box" and manages to stay alive w/o melting down...

    Honestly I can't help but wonder why anybody is bothering with network connectivity of the HR20 at this point... IMHO it's pretty much useless on the network. You need Vista & Viiv or the latest nightmare UI of Windows Media Player 11 :eek: , all that for minimal results.

    I have a {silent} Mini in the HT rack... works great for iTunes, other audio files, pictures, video and {limited content, but free} VOD from joost. With the mixed PC & Mac network in my house that's perfectly happy sharing A/V files, I don't need to waste my time networking the HR20 until it has real features to offer...
     
  12. machavez00

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    see above thread
     
  13. DFDureiko

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    another Mac User chiming in here, eMac in the same room as the HR20 and a new MacBook 120g. I work for an airline and fly around the world as a passenger to catch up to my aircraft to work. Always wondered why I could not select a list of shows from a DVR and upload to my mac.
    I used to make DVD's of shows I've not watched but that's a pain. I've been waiting for DirecTVtoGo, but why do I have the feeling when it comes out it won't be mac compatable....:(
    I've looked at the apple TV, but nothing is available on iTunes in HD.....I think until that happens it won't sell well.
    Dan
    HR20-700/Olevia 237S11/LaCie TwoBig 1TB eSata drive
    Dan
     
  14. machavez00

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    D* does not appear to be a Mac friendly company
     
  15. Drewg5

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    Its almost funney that they are not Mac friendly, with them getting in to the AV stuff. Than again us mac users hardly make a blip on the map..
     
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