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[Now] On Going DIRECTV MediaShare Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Oct 10, 2013 #1 of 115
    Stuart Sweet

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    You all remember MediaShare? Here's a simple question... when was the last time you used it, and why? Has it ever been part of your home theater experience, or do you use a streaming box or smart TV for that purpose?

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  2. Oct 10, 2013 #2 of 115
    Laxguy

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    Never had it as an integral part of home theater, and I am a Mac household, so it was extra frustrating to try to use. Now with Airplay so well developed, and GenieGo in the mix, my streaming needs are well taken care of.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2013 #3 of 115
    peds48

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    Same here. I never used it because it was too much of a pain. In my home we use just Apple products., and the Apple TV does everything I need to do as far as steaming is concerned
     
  4. Oct 10, 2013 #4 of 115
    dennisj00

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    Use to use the movie and internet radio streaming but then Apple TV / airplay came along. Now it's a combination of ATV and a Sony TV with apps and DLNA capability.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2013 #5 of 115
    BosFan

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    The few times I've tried it seemed flakey, might or might not work, also seemed to depend on which STB/DVR I was using. We are a Windows home, in theory it should work cleanly. Either way I really don't own a lot of music, nor do I buy movies, use Pandora a lot through the D* boxes or Blu-ray player and Netflix/Amazon Prime for movies. So I voted don't know/don't care.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2013 #6 of 115
    say-what

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    never used it, don't care about it
     
  7. Oct 10, 2013 #7 of 115
    otaliema

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    I tried it, it was painful and slow to load up, it searched and found every image on the computer network not just the shared folders so it had over 10k images movies and music files in the list and that made it extreamly painful to try and sort and set up play lists.
    If we could direct it at the folders we want it to look at it that would help a great deal.
    I honestly wouldn't mind being able to stream my music and home video's we have stored on the computers.
    We are a windows/mac house.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2013 #8 of 115
    RunnerFL

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    I tried it out when we first got it but that was it. It's pretty much a waste of space on the units.
     
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    FHSPSU67

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    Way too flakey for me. I now use other means.
     
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    It's way too slow and it reset itself or I had to reset it way too many times for it to be a functional part of our nightly entertainment.
    I can use the iPad for the same functions and it consistently works and is much faster.
     
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    sdk009

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    It's way too slow and it reset itself or I had to reset it way too many times for it to be a functional part of our nightly entertainment.
    I can use the iPad for the same functions and it consistently works and is much faster.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2013 #12 of 115
    hancox

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    Bin it. now.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2013 #13 of 115
    mridan

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    I used it years ago to stream music and pics from my PC. However the reason I stopped using it was because it doesn't work with my pictures anymore, hasn't for years. Always gives me some sort of error code. I would use it again if it worked. Just upgraded to the HR44 and I still can't view pics.



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  14. Oct 10, 2013 #14 of 115
    JohnBoy

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    Get rid of it and add a slacker radio app to compliment pandora and sonictap.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2013 #15 of 115
    PCampbell

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    Where is it on the menu?
     
  16. Oct 10, 2013 #16 of 115
    Bill Broderick

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    I tried to use it when it first came out. But it wasn't worth the effort. Currently I play video from my network through my Blu-ray player in one room and a WDTV Live Plus in another room.

    If it worked as well as a media player, I would use it over the Blu-ray player, which only supports a limited number of file types.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2013 #17 of 115
    Go Beavs

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    I tried it before but it just seemed so clunky compared to my ATV. I think it could be handy (for me) if it had Mac/iOS streaming support and I would probably use it a lot if it did.

    I think DIRECTV should make a decision on it one way or another though. Either fully develop it into a more useful feature or jettison the project and clean up the code.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2013 #18 of 115
    peds48

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    that IS the problem....
     
  19. Oct 10, 2013 #19 of 115
    peds48

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    and no one has mentioned how painfully it is to use MS to playback long videos. the lack of trick play makes this useless
     
  20. Oct 10, 2013 #20 of 115
    dennisj00

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    ^^^^^ What he said.
     

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