[Now] On Going DIRECTV MediaShare Discussion

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

  1. Nov 7, 2013 #81 of 115
    bnwrx

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    Maybe so....but why not capitalize on that. Let them know ..hey, here is something that already comes with your subscription?
     
  2. Nov 7, 2013 #82 of 115
    Rickt1962

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    Sure is just get a Raspberry Pi for $ 35.00 make any TV smart by running XBMC its free !
     
  3. Nov 7, 2013 #83 of 115
    RunnerFL

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    Notices have been sent. I know of a few times we've had pop up screens telling users about MediaShare and "mail" messages as well.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2013 #84 of 115
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    We use it all the time. We have hundreds of home videos going back to the '80's transferred onto our XP PC, our kids love it, and we also play various videos when we have family over. My extended family is the average customer and think we are tech savvy by being able to play these on demand.

    We also use it for a slideshows with the over 12,000 pics on the XP also. Still using TVersity 1.8 (last DirecTV edition I believe). I just don't have the time to buy, setup, and test new products like I did in the past. I'm one of those that says if it isn't broke, don't fix it (in relation to trying new software/hardware).

    With several TV's in the house, we can play videos on some IRD's and Slideshow pics on others at the same time running off our HR24's and HR34 with our XP.

    I would be sad if DirecTV canned this. It would force me to get something new, which again, I do not have the time like I used to, to setup.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2013 #85 of 115
    Laxguy

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    Well, AppleTV takes 3 minutes to set up.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2013 #86 of 115
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    But not everyone has an Apple TV, Blu-Ray player, SmartTV, game console at every location, but there's a better chance that they have a STB, and with the new Genie/mini Genie system they could use MediaShare at each of those without having to buy extra hardware or make sure they have a network connection.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2013 #87 of 115
    damondlt

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    And Blue tooth does wonders. :righton:
     
  8. Nov 8, 2013 #88 of 115
    damondlt

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    In my house I have a better chance of having my Cell phone and ear buds, then a Directv STB
     
  9. Nov 8, 2013 #89 of 115
    RunnerFL

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    It took you that long? lol
     
  10. Nov 8, 2013 #90 of 115
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    well 2 minutes out of three was doing the stupid software update !rolling
     
  11. Nov 8, 2013 #91 of 115
    Laxguy

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    Yar, I'se slow now, man.

    Re: Bluetooth: Unless one has the newer wider bands, BT doesn't carry enough bits to give the best sound.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2013 #92 of 115
    damondlt

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    I'm not sure what your talking about ?
    My cell phone works just fine with my sound bars and surround sound systems.

    By newer, you mean after 2010 since that's was the release of the (Newer Wide band Blue tooth), in this day and age, people upgrade phones like they change underwear. I would place big bucks on the fact most Smart phone customers don't have phones older then 3 years old.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2013 #93 of 115
    damondlt

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    I figured I'd try media share off my HR24 last night, and after 25 minutes of it locked up, I was forced to reboot.

    I'll stand by my decision. :righton:
     
  14. Nov 9, 2013 #94 of 115
    codespy

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    But not everyone has an Apple TV, Blu-Ray player, SmartTV, game console at every location, but there's a better chance that they have a STB, and with the new Genie/mini Genie system they could use MediaShare at each of those without having to buy extra hardware or make sure they have a network connection.


    Right on.....I have 12 HD-DVR locations in my house. I don't feel like buying at least 4 or 5 Apple TV's on the TV's we do Mediashare on. Just saying.....Mediashare is great for our household.


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  15. Nov 12, 2013 #95 of 115
    DJPellegrino

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    I mainly use it to stream videos via mezzmo. DirecTV should make the functionality more consistent and reliable.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2013 #96 of 115
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    I would use it more if it were better at playing content on my home network. The only time I use it now is when my standalone streamer has an issue playing Hulu (which is usually the case when I try it).

    I'd love for them to make it better but I can't say I'd want them throwing a TON of resources into it. I'd rather they work on other things like getting to a point where you can watch your recorded programs or at least more TV channels through an Android tablet.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2014 #97 of 115
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    I use it more in my kids room where they dont have a smart TV, I use my smart hub tv in my room. and a Sony streamer in the livingroom. /with Serviio.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2016 #98 of 115
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    old thread but I didn't want to start a new one.

    I have a media server application on my main PC which allows me to stream videos from various channels' websites. under the mediashare option on the extras tab, my H23 receiver can see this app as a separate "computer" along with my main pc (videos, music , and photos) but my genie hr44 only sees the main PC stuff. all my smart tvs and android devices also have no problem seeing the separate server app. the genie (and one client ) are the only pieces of network connected equipment that dont show the app and its video channels. doesn't really bother me that much but my wife finds using the directv mediashare option less confusing since she doesn't have to change tv inputs or remotes to access any content. The HR44 has been reset (it just downloaded new software) and my computer also restarted. still the genie only shows my main computer as the only connected mediashare device.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2016 #99 of 115
    BlueRidgePro

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    Mediashare is pretty sad software. They should give up on it.

    I use Roku ($50) for all streaming music,video, photos, and TV.

    DTV should develop receiver with streaming capabilities and apps (make a deal with Roku?) and invest in a good user interface.

    Another option would be to just give up and sell the company to Apple, Microsoft, or Google, giving them the content and delivery mechanism, and let them build the complete user experience.
     
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    I think they did give up. I can't even get Universal Media Server to work on my computer.
     

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