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You Tube Test Drive - HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by toofastgtp, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Jan 2, 2011 #1 of 40
    toofastgtp

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    Was doing some searches and found a few You Tube flags.
    I knew the last software had this feature bundled in with it, but i never really thought of it until today. I cant wait till this is fully rolled out. I can see this being a cool thing. I tried this on my HR24 to no avail :(

    HR20 YouTube Test Drive

    Adding a Warning -- This is my own experience with this new feature and in no way and in no way represent the views of DIRECTV.

    UPDATED:
    It is working on my HR24-500 :D (YMMV)
     
  2. Jan 2, 2011 #2 of 40
    skatingrocker17

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    Just followed your video and I had the same results as you with my HR24. For some reason I can't get any YouTube search results to appear.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 #3 of 40
    Doug Brott

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    I'm not sure that the YouTube Videos have been "turned on" yet for everyone.

    Also, it's 100% necessary to have networking hooked up and working on your DVR. This will not work on non-DVRs.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2011 #4 of 40
    Satelliteracer

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    I tried it out over this weekend and it worked....HR21. I took my son to see True Grit at the theatre. When we got home, we did a quick search for True Grit (the John Wayne version) and there was a quick YouTube trailer that the HD-DVR found via the VOD search. So I played it and it worked great.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2011 #5 of 40
    dvisthe

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    Wonder how good this will be on my 1M DSL connection?

    I know 'On Demand' movies take forever to download. Even a 3 minute karaoke song takes a few minutes.

    Just don't want to pay more for faster internet right now, when all I use it for is basically surfing the web and paying bills.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2011 #6 of 40
    BattleScott

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    My 1M DSL will play most web content up to 360p without problem. Anything above that and it will get choppy. Most YouTube content plays just fine.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2011 #7 of 40
    Newshawk

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    Just remember this is not yet a supported feature, so CSRs will have no knowledge of it-unless you get one of the ones who are members here.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2011 #8 of 40
    Richierich

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    I just did a Smart Search on "Evolution Of Dance" and I found in with 2 Results and One Was Youtube and the other was Keyword.

    Selected Youtube and I am watching the Youtube Video, Very Cool!!!
     
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    Nighthawk68

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    Nothing available here yet
     
  10. BennyGregg

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    Is there any danger of getting some sort of malware or virus from playing YouTube content on a device that (as far as I know) has no anti-virus or anti-malware program installed?
     
  11. jdspencer

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    Having not seen the DirecTV implementation of YouTube I won't comment on PQ. But, the YouTube app in my Samsung LED TV is quite good. Of course this depends on the original source.
     
  12. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Absolutely no danger.
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    The PQ is not very good. The one good thing I can say though is that 16:9 videos are handled correctly, and take up the full screen.
     
  14. Richierich

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    All I Can Say Is That It Is What It Is!!! YOUTUBE!!!

    Just a way of showing it on your Display Device but no it is not HD!!!
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    There are HD videos that I've seen which are actually pretty good...much better PQ than the other stuff out there.

    But of course...its not true HD. ;)
     
  16. Jeremy W

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    Which is disappointing, because the HD on YouTube is actually pretty good.
     
  17. puckhead

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    Do you have a timetable for national rollout that you can share?
     
  18. spanishannouncetable

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    Yeah, what he said. And how do I get this to work on my HR22 ? :D
     
  19. jdspencer

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    I woke up this morning to find that my HR23 had rebooted. I checked the software version and it was still at 452. My next thought was that DirecTV forced a reboot to enable the YouTube search. But, it didn't.
     
  20. shendley

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    Couldn't get it to work on my HR20. Searched for "Evolution of Dance" and got nothing. Is there a trick to this or is it only available on certain 20s?
     

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