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Youtube Videos on DIRECTV HD DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. SEAKevin

    SEAKevin AllStar

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    Possible.. any idea what ports I should open up?
     
  2. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

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    We live in an "A-Frame", so the kitchen is adjacent (in open space, however) to both the dining table and a 42" Sanyo HDTV/DVR setup for the wife. On the opposite end of the house, is the main viewing area, where 2 HD-DVRs and the home theater setup is. (they are connected by a long hallway.
     
  3. gatecitycanes

    gatecitycanes New Member

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    HR22 here. I did a reset and got youtube videos in the search, but whenever I try to play one it loads for a while and then just goes back to the show I was watching. I have web videos unblocked on the parental controls. What am I missing?
     
  4. dlt4

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    I'm having the same problem on most of the videos I try to watch. But once in a while I find one that plays. :confused:
     
  5. bnwrx

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    Same here today. Youtube starts to load then stops, then goes back to current channel.....:nono2:
     
  6. phatmatt1215

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    I have a silly question.... If you have 1 DVR/TV that is hooked up to a modem/router, are all DVR's hooked, or does each TV need to have its own modem/router? Sorry for my stupidity.
     
  7. dwneylonsr

    dwneylonsr Cool Member

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    You need either Whole Home connectivity or specific internet connections for each DVR.
     
  8. jmacari

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    same here....HR20-700
     
  9. KAL

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    Nice thing to have, just a little irked that I have to actually type something in to get it. For me, there is no youtube icon to the right where the suggested searches are. So it is at least partially enabled for me, just not 100% and I dont know why.
     
  10. phatmatt1215

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    Thank you.
     
  11. FUCCO

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    All the sudden all 3 of my recievers will no longer play you tube videos? I can search for stuff and it finds the you tube videos. When i hit play it freezes for 20 seconds or so and goes back to the regualr channel the tv is on. I have already reset all my recievers with negative results. Everything was working fine yesterday
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    This works via the search feature .. Even with looking for programs you have to type something. Youtube search is no different. Besides, how would the system know what your looking for without actually typing something in? :scratchin
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    The easy way to check is to simply press & hold {INFO}. Then choose 'More System Info' and scroll down the page. It should have a line that says:

    Internet: Connected

    If you don't see this (or something close as I'm not in front of a DVR at the moment), then that particular DVR is not connected to the Internet and you will not be able to get Youtube videos on that DVR. It is entirely possible that if you have multiple DVRs in your hose that you only have one connected and the others are not. If you have whole home DVR Service, then if one is connected, they all should be connected.
     
  14. KAL

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    Very true! I just assumed (wrongly I guess) that there was a youtube button and when pushed, it would bring up some kind of main page where video pics sections like "most viewed" etc etc would popup. I thought I was missing out.
     
  15. stik6873

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    Same here, any ideas what the issue is??
     
  16. FUCCO

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    No idea, but at least now i know it is nothing on my end. Maybe directv is updating something so they blocked you tube videos. Hopefully it will be back tonight or tomorrow. This is a great feature.
     
  17. Niatross

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    Same thing here. Searching for videos works fine. Playing a video is a whole different story. After 20 seconds, it goes back to the DirecTV channel you were watching and never "plays" the video.

    I received a firmware update on Wednesday morning at 2:30 am on 2/15/11 and now youtube videos will not "play".
     
  18. MadMac

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    So it's not just me, then.....tried it this morning, got one video to play in about 20 attempts. Some sort of bizarre vortex over eastern Ventura County?
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    Just tested Youtube video titles I banked in Smart Search and have played before. Discovered they won't play. Also tried playing titles I typed in on Smart Search and they won't play either.
     
  20. adamson

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    I take it the last two middle of the night rebooots/no update are for you tube. What I will say is its a joke that this is being added to dvr's and obviously it has become a mess right out of the gate. There are more important things Directv could be doing than this, all the boo hoo in this thread is rediculous, it is my opinion and I do not need comments on how I feel. Directv apps is slower than molasses yet here comes you tube...and what about your remote issues-pressing the channel you want two three times just to get there. When is the remote problems going to get fixed??? Oh no you tube is more important...please.
     

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