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Mac Users: EyeConnect Works with the HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by machavez00, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Aug 8, 2007 #81 of 655
    Canis Lupus

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    Hi Greg,
    How is your MacBook connecting to the network? Wired or wireless? Also what modem/router are u using? Also. your OS?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2007 #82 of 655
    420greg

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    The Mac is connected via wire to an airport extreme (the new one that does N) anf the HR20 is on a wire plug in to an 5 port 1 gig netgear hub, whcih is also plugged in toeh airport extreme.

    DHCP is disabled in the airport extreme and I use my Netopia DSL modem/router for port mapping, NAT etc. The modem can see the HR20 as I can see it in the LAN list with name and IP. But my macbook and my ibm laptop can not see or ping the HR20.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2007 #83 of 655
    LameLefty

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    It sounds like the issue is then between your DSL router and your Airport Extreme n.

    If it were me, I'd disable NAT filtering and DHCP on the DSL modem/router and let the Airport Extreme n handle it all - I'm on cable but aside from that, that's what I do. My cable modem is connected straight to my Airport Extreme n, my bedroom PC is wired into that, everything else connects wirelessly and it all works fine - three Mac laptops, two PC desktops, Xbox360 and HR20 (both of these plugged into a Buffalo 4-port wireless ethernet bridge).
     
  4. Aug 16, 2007 #84 of 655
    jbongiovi

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    Don't mean to sound stupid, but I've got the HR20-700 recognizing my Mac and I've got EyeConnect recognizing the "DirecTV Plus HD DVR." But I don't know where to go next. I've restarted the DVR and I've added two new folders for iTunes and iPhoto. I've also made sure my firewall is down on port 2170.

    Where on my TV screen do I access my music, photos, etc? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2007 #85 of 655
    DCSholtis

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    Go into your Menu there SHOULD be a option for Music and Pictures. Click.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2007 #86 of 655
    machavez00

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    you need only to add a second iPhoto folder
     
  7. Aug 16, 2007 #87 of 655
    jbongiovi

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    First, thank you very much for the assistance.

    I just looked and saw the "Music and Photos" option under the Menu. And I've now properly added new "folders" with the correct paths to the iPhoto and iTunes libraries. But I can't get the photos to "play". Nothing is happening when I hit "select" or "play". Am I missing something with the remotes keys?
     
  8. Aug 16, 2007 #88 of 655
    machavez00

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    You need to turn sharing on in the preferences for both iTunes and iPhoto.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2007 #89 of 655
    jbongiovi

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    Already did that. Sorry for the newbie-sounding question, but do the programs need to be open on the Mac for this to work?
     
  10. Aug 17, 2007 #90 of 655
    machavez00

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    No, the do not. Just asking, do you have port 2170 open? It sounds like you do since it is seeing the DVR
     
  11. Aug 17, 2007 #91 of 655
    DFDureiko

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    I have downloaded and started eyeconnect on my MacBook, turned on photo and itunes sharing. the Macbook sees the HR20, I tested the HR20, it's connected to the 'net. (via eithernet wifi bridge, and Aiport network.
    the HR20 does not have music/photo's in the menu. I've restarted both the HR20 and the Mac, sitll nothing?
    Advice?
    Dan
     
  12. Aug 17, 2007 #92 of 655
    jbongiovi

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    Finally got mine to work, but trashing the preference files (located in the main Library file) and reinstalling. Remembered also to trash the preference pane. When I did so, my new folders showed up alongside the built-in folders and I went from having 3 Macs showing in the DVR's Music and Photos menu to just one. I was then able to run a slide show with a particular iPhoto album and a particular iTunes playlist. So it worked.

    Couple of questions though: Is there anyway to change the aspect ratio of the photos (all mine were narrowed a bit)? And is there anyway to tweak a slide show (the photos show for roughly 15-20 seconds)?

    One last question: Has anyone used AppleTV to compare it with EyeConnect? If so, can you list some comparisons (pros and cons)?

    Thanks.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2007 #93 of 655
    Canis Lupus

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    I don't think you can change the aspect ratio or scale at this time, as I believe the displaying is handled at the HR-20, which would limit what you can do 'cuz you're going from an RGB display (your computer) to an NTSC display (your TV). The only workaround would be to edit your photos in aspect/scale to match your NTSC settings as closely as possible. Lots of work to pull off for maybe not so much gain.

    As far as AppleTV, I don't have one. but I imagine once video streaming is supported on the HR-20, I don't see why it wouldn't be just as good, since it ultimately depends on the quality of the video file you're sending to the HR-20.

     
  14. Aug 17, 2007 #94 of 655
    Canis Lupus

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    DF, you're using the Beta software version correct?

    Also - you might try restarting the HR-20 with the Ethernet cable unplugged, then add the cable back once the HR has restarted - then try it again.


     
  15. Aug 21, 2007 #95 of 655
    fmcbride

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    Needs some help. Got the HR-20 on the network. Tested the connection, it works. Installed the beta EyeConnect. But I can't see the HR-20 in the EyeConnect preference. However, EyeConnect can see the PS3. Any thoughts on what I might be missing?
     
  16. Aug 21, 2007 #96 of 655
    machavez00

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    sometime it is necessary to restart the HR20 to get recognized. Also do you have port 2170 opened?
     
  17. Aug 21, 2007 #97 of 655
    fmcbride

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    How should the restart of the HR20 be performed? (Power button on the front, unplug unit, reset button,..)

    I believe port 2170 is open, because the PS3 is seen in EyeConnect.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2007 #98 of 655
    LameLefty

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    You should restart the receiver by the use of the GUI menu - select setup and down at the bottom is an option for "Restart Recorder" - make sure you select THAT one and not the reset option, which will wipe out your recordings and settings.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2007 #99 of 655
    machavez00

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    I figured as much. Do a menu restart.
     
  20. fmcbride

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    Thanks for the Help. I'll give that a try.
     

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