While we wait.... Describe your systems

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HMC PC Playback Discussion (private)' started by Earl Bonovich, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    While we are wating...

    To help with support aspects going forward, I would like all of you to describe your setups in the most detailed way that you can.

    The PC you are planning to use... all hardware specs: Processor, Memory, Video, Hard Drive, OS Version, Network Card details

    The Network you have setup... Wired, Wireless, speeds, ect...

    As much information that will pertain to the trials....
  2. tfederov

    tfederov Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I have two, but I'm going with this one. It's a little more powerful than my Viiv PC.

    Computer Name: Yzerman
    Dell XPS (model DXG051)
    Vista Home Premium
    Pentium D CPU 3.4GHz 2GB RAM
    EDIT: NEW - NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT, 512MB RAM (Driver (was NVIDIA 6800 Video card, 256MB RAM)
    250GB Hard Drive
    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller (10/100Mbps)

    Linksys WRT54Gv6 router (firmware 1.02.5)
    Speedstream DSL Modem (AT&T)
    5008Kb/s Down, 627 Kb/s Up

    Sony RDR-GX315 HDTV w/ VGA (it's my computer monitor too)

    (2) HR20s in the trial, one wired directly to the router, one wireless (Linksys WGA54G)

    A pic of my trial setup. Slingbox and Osgood are in the pic to show that the WRT54G is full:

  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Compaq Presario v5010 laptop (circa 2006)
    • AMD Mobile Sempron
    • 1GB RAM
    • Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Windows Media Player 11 (not sharing media)
  4. lukep10

    lukep10 Legend

    Apr 13, 2007
    Posting from my blackberry in a meeting he he he...

    ASUS mb with quad core 3.1 (or 3.4 I can't remember I'll have to check when I get home) 4GB ram DDR2 1066 MHz. 1 1Tb hd sata 1 500Gb sata. Gigabit NIC 7.1 optical out sound card 1Gb. Gforce vid card with dvi out to hdmi dongle into yamaha 7.1 srs to hdmi matrix out to vizio 37" lcd and 47" phillips ambilight

    More later my turn to speak in this meeting woo hoo
  5. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    I have two different PC's that I could use, one desktop the other laptop, which one would DirecTV like me to use for testing, doesn't bother me?

    Desktop Dell Dimension
    Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
    Pentium 4 at 2.66Ghz
    1.5GB RAM
    Radeon 9550 display adapter
    Intel Pro/100 Ethernet NIC running at 100Mbps full duplex
    SoundMAX integrated audio
    Seagate 80GB "C:" drive for all system, program, data files except video capture
    WD 120GB "M:" drive for video capture of home video
    ViewSonic VP191b 19 " 4:3 LCD monitor

    HP Pavilion dv 5000 Laptop
    AMD Turion 64 Mobile 1.8Ghz
    1GM RAM
    ATI Mobility Radeon Express 200 series display adapter
    Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Conexant AC-Link Audio
    120GB Seagate harddrive
    Using wireless connection not hardwired for network connectivity
    15" 16:9 LCD display

    Cat5 cabling running at 100Mbps full duplex.
    At each room there is a Linksys or NetGear switch that all devices in that room connect to when goes to a central location that connects to an 8 port Linksys switch which my two routers connect to.
    Wireless access provided by either a Linksys WRT54GS which connects to an AT&T 6Mbps/768Kbps DSL connection or a Netgear FWG114P which connects TimeWarner/Earthlink 7Mbps/512Kbps (I think that's the speed, they keep changing it) cable connection.

    I did some quick testing using a freeware FTP service on another box I have on my net (no tuning was done on this box), on a wired connection I see about 30Mbps throughput and on my wireless about 20Mbps on the internal network. There was all sorts of other stuff running on the FTP server and the workstations so this would probably be on the low end of what it can do.
  6. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf New Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Model: Dell XPS 410
    OS: Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit
    Processor: Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 (2MB L2 Cache,2.13GHz,1066 FSB)
    RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 667MHz
    Hard drives: 250GB SATAII (primary), 500GB SATAII (storage)
    Video card: ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512MB)
    Sound card: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer w/ 5.1 channel Logitech speakers connected
    Network card: Integrated Intel 10/100/1000
    Displays: 1) Samsung SyncMaster 2220wm 1680x1050
    2) Dell W1700 1280x768 (also my display for my H21)

    Home network: Wired Cat5e 100Mbit, Wireless 802.11g
    HR20 network connection: To Linksys 4 port switch (Slingbox Pro connects to this switch as well), then to RJ45 jack directly behind TV, direct Cat5e run back to Linksys switch and router
  7. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles

    DSL 6Mb/768Kb
    Internet -> Broadxent Briteport 8120 DSL Modem -> Sonicwall TZ170

    Wired to the Sonicwall TZ170
    • HR20-700 <- Target Server
    • SMC 1016DT (10/100 switch)

    Wired to the SMC 1016DT network switch:
    • Netgear 4-port 10/100 switch
    • Linux PC server
    • Windows Vista Desktop <- Target Client
    • Netgear RangeMax NEXT (WN802T)

    Wired to Netgear 4-port 10/100 switch
    • HR21-200
    • HR20-700 <- Target Server
    • Slingbox Classic

    Wireless to the RangeMax NEXT
    • Windows Vista Notebook
    • Windows Vista Notebook

    Windows Vista PC
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • ENERMAX ELT500AWT 500W
    • INTEL Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4G
    • 2x 500G Western Digital 7,200RPM 16M SATA2 WD5000KS
    • Video - BFG 7900GS 256M BFGR79256GSOCE
    • 2x 1GB memory G.SK F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
    • Monitor - DELL SP2208WFP 22" 1680 x 1050 2000:1 2ms
  8. kocuba

    kocuba Icon

    Dec 29, 2006
    This is my Current home PC

    Model: Home Built
    Processor: 3.0Ghz P4
    RAM: 2.5GB
    Hard Drive(s): 80GB Main Drive with a320GB Data Drive.
    Video Card: HIS Technology Radeon HS 2600 Pro 512MB 128bit [Strike]GeForce FX 5700 128MB 128-bit [/Strike]
    Network Card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps
    Sound Card: Integrated 6 Channel
    OS: XP SP2

    I will also have access to a lenovo T60 with both XP and Vista Hard Drives. with 1GB RAM and a 2 Ghz processor.

    Network is a Cat5 to both HR20s and the desktop.
  9. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    Sep 12, 2007
    PC I use the most:

    2.66 Quad Core
    4GB of RAM
    1TB in Raid 0 (stripped)
    ATI 3870 X2 1GB
    1GB Lan connection
    7.1 integrated sound (only use 2.1)
    Vista 64bit system
    Dual screen 24" Samsung LCD's

    My network is all hard wired with 1GB access, although many devices only connect at 100MB. My only wireless devices are my laptops and a couple printers.
  10. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    Internet -> Westell Modem/Wireless Router Verizon

    Dell Vostro 1700 Laptop
    Wireless connected to Network
    Intel Duo Core 2 1.4 GHz T5270
    2 GB Ram
    Windows Vista Home
    220 GB HD

    Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop
    Wireless connected to Network
    Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
    1 GB Ram
    Windows XP Home
    2 hard drives
    C: 127 GB HD
    J: 111 GB HD

    All HD DVR's are connected to my network be either wired or wireless:
    HR20-700 Wired to Dell Desktop then bridged to Wireless port to internet/Newtork
    HR20-100 Wired
    HR21-700 Wired
  11. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

    Nov 21, 2007
    Choctaw, OK
    Dell XPS400
    3.0 Dual Core
    160GB & 250GB (too small, need to upgrade!)
    ATI X1600 & ATI HD Tuner
    Dell 19" Ultrasync LCD connected via DVI
    Whatever 100 Mbps network card Dell threw in there

    Dell XPS M1530
    T7250 Core Duo
    nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 256
    VISTA Home Premium
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless N

    Cox Cable 12-15MB
    Standard Linksys WRT54G wireless router
    Buffalo Wireless Bridges for the HR20s
    Running the "personal" less secure version of WSA (TKIP?) because the Netgear card in the other old desktop won't do AES like it is supposed to.
  12. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Well my desktop crashed during a power outage last year and I have not replaced it yet. So I was thinking/hoping that my laptop would be good enough for this but after seeing the setups above I am not sure. So it if is not let me know and I will try to go pick up a new desktop with more power.

    HP dv9220us

    - 1.60 GHz Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology featuring Intel® Core ™ 2 Duo processor T5200
    - 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    - NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 / Video Memory 256MB (discrete )
    - 160GB 5400RPM SATA (I have over 100GB available space)
    - 17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
    - Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
    Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    I am using it wireless but I can hard wire it if need be.

    Vista Home Premium

    See link in signature for network setup.
  13. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Mike, not sure if you have Vista or XP, but I suspect that your setup is sufficient. In some respects, I expect this feature to have similarities to the Slingbox. The application on your PC should be somewhat light weight with much of the work being handled by the HR20 .. I haven't been given any specific details, but that is certainly my expectation.
  14. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Sorry, I will add to my post above I have Vista Home Premium. I forgot to post that. I do have a Slingbox Pro and I use it all the time without any problems on my laptop.
  15. jclarke9999

    jclarke9999 Godfather

    Feb 9, 2007
    I've got the following computer:

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    2 GB Ram
    275 GB HDD
    ATI X1300 PRO 256 MB
    Vista Home Premium
    20" Dell LCD monitor

    CPU is connected to a linksys WRT54GL via a linksys WUSB54G

    My HR20-700 is wired to the WRT54GL.
  16. VLaslow

    VLaslow Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    This is my configuration:

    CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz (I became a little adventurous later and overclocked it to 3.00GHz; stable so far)

    Motherboard ECS G31T-M (the weak link, I think)

    BIOS - American Megatrends, Inc. Ver 8.14

    Memory - 2 GB Kingston DDR2-SDRAM @ 800MHz (shared with video)

    Video - Intel Chipset (256MB shared)

    Monitor - 19" Princeton 4x3 LCD @1280 x 1024

    Audio - On-Board using 2.0 of 5.1 possible

    OS - Windows XP Pro, SP-2 (current with updates not including SP3)
    Note: .NET 1.1 will not update. 2.0 and 3.0 OK

    LAN - On-Board 10/100mbps

    Linksys Wireless-G Two cables: Desktop at 3 feet and HR21-700 at 60 feet

    Buffalo Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge to HR20-700 ethernet port approx 10 ft to Linksys Router

    Drives - Three SATA drives @ 500GB each

    Network - Time-Warner @ 15mbps (a reliable number at this time)

    More as necessary.
  17. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles

    Thanks for putting the monitor information in there. I didn't even think of that and with this being video and all it might be helpful information. I've added mine above now.
  18. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Gee, I had that back in post #5;)
  19. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    :) .. sorry :disk:
  20. VLaslow

    VLaslow Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I think I figured out I should have it from RAD :) Or was it BMoreRavens or jclarke9999?:confused:

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