DirecTV Unveils DirecTV2PC Beta

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  1. musrmgr

    musrmgr New Member

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    DirecTV has released the beta version of DirecTV2PC, which will let owners of an HR2x series DirecTV HD-DVR stream video to their PC

    Very Cool. Check it out.
    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global...setId=P4920044
     
  2. rolybert

    rolybert tunafish smells weird

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    someones butt
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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  4. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Is CC timing messed up for anyone else?
     
  5. Fezmid

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    I can browse both of my HR21 boxes, but I can't play anything. When I try, it says "DIRECTV2PC cannot connect to the server. The protected content cannot be played back at this time."

    :(
     
  6. smoking_rubber

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    What wires are used to transfer the media from my DVR to my PC? Must I have everything on a home network?
     
  7. shibby191

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    DBSTalk is going to be your best place for help. There are several threads. If I had to guess your monitor is not HDCP compliant.
     
  8. shibby191

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    It's on your home network. Again, DBSTalk is the main source of info on this application. Satguys also has some info. And you're not transferring media, you're just watching a streamed recording from the DVR. It's all protected via HDCP, it's not a file transfer that you then can play on your PC.
     
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  10. Fezmid

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    Yeah, I know - I posted there too.

    However from what I've read, there's a specific HDCP error message and that's not what I'm getting....

    I suppose I can hunt for a VGA cable/monitor to see if that helps.
     
  11. packerfan

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    I just tried this out on my laptop. It works much better than I thought it would. I wonder how far away we are from having remote viewing available without the need for a slingbox.
     
  12. stevel

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    Well, this solution is high-bandwidth so is not really usable outside your home network. Remote viewing is a major issue for the studios as it's difficult to control.
     
  13. SteveGardiner

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    I got it working fine on my home desktop but with one drawback. I have dual monitors on my PC and when I try to playback a show it tells me it won't work on dual monitor systems. I disabled my second monitor and it worked fine. This is an annoying issue. It seems they could just ignore my second monitor and only use the primary only.
     
  14. appleye1

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    Wow, this is so cool! Installation was a piece of cake, and I just got done watching an episode of Mythbusters in HD and it looked great! Crystal clear and no stuttering or pixelization at all.

    Color me very impressed! There's some improvements they can make (being able to watch live tv for instance) but it's very handy for watching recorded shows in my home office when I'm supposed to be working. :D
     
  15. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Will there ever be a Mac client for this? I doubt it will run in a Windows Virtual Machine. :(
     
  16. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    How do I get a second key?

    ETA: I went back to the page and entered in a couple of other email addresses, but nothing yet.

    ETA Again: Looks like I actually have to click the second download link to bring down the client to get the email to actually send.
     
  17. SteveTrek

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    I have a R21-700 connecting to my PC through power-line ethernet to DIR-655. This Application is great! I have a 24 inch widescreen LCD monitor on my computer. I've watched a couple of Laker games and Pushing Daisies accross my home network on my PC. It's been rock solid. I have not had any issues at all. On the wish list side, I would like to be able to delete a show after I'm done watching it on the PC. Currently, one cannot do that. And like another post, I would like to be able to watch live TV too.
     
  18. Fezmid

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    You can cheat and schedule a recording remotely (http:m.directv.com), and then start watching it like that. :)

    Not that I'd know, since I can't get it to work yet... Gotta find a DVI->VGA connector and see if that helps with the HDCP thing.
     
  19. SteveTrek

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    You're right. I thought of that. It would be nice to have a direct way to do it though.
     

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