Originally Posted by yankee14
I subscribe to the MLB package.
Can I get it on my computer that I have the ethernet connected to my Directv receiver?
I assume you mean Major League Extra Innings?
There are a few different ways, the first two require you to record the game on an HD-DVR.
DirecTV2PC allows you to watch your DVR recordings directly on your PC if it is compatible. You have to have a monitor and sound card with HDCP support (as well as a driver with correct support). I believe there is a tool you can download and run on your computer that will tell you if you are compatible. This will allow you to watch in hi-def on your monitor in near real time (there is a little bit of a delay as the game gets recorded to your DVR and then streamed from the DVR to your computer).
The second option is Nomad. Once the game has started recording on your DVR, you can go into the Nomad software and tell it to play the game recording. It will start transcoding the recording and streaming it to your computer to watch. Again this is slightly behind live as it has to record to your DVR, stream to your Nomad, and then get transcoded on the Nomad and streamed to your computer. This also results in a standard definition video, but it generally looks pretty decent (about like a good DVD).
Another option is to get a Slingbox or Vulkano etc, that hooks up to your DirecTV receiver and steams the programming out. This may end up with issues with the GUI, HDCP errors etc. though depending what kind of receiver you have, how it is hooked up etc.
Finally you can get something like a TV tuner, or some other capture device that hooks up directly to the DirecTV receiver, but this again can have issues with the GUI, HDCP, etc.
Originally Posted by NetworkTV
The copyright excuse is BS, since nearly every cable company has an app that lets you do this very thing. Further, standalone Tivos do offer "TiVo to Go", though it is an extra fee.
D* seems to be the only provider that locks content viewing down to hardware you have to lease.
I still stand by assertion that it's all about collection mirroring and hardware fees. They can't do that with an app.
The fact is, all they have to do is limit portable devices to a small number, require they be authorized via a code you have to enter from your main DVR (which means you have to be in your home using the same local network) and only allow streaming - no local caching. Plus, you can limit the number of people that can watch a particular recording at any given time. File sharing issues solved.
Sorry, you're wrong. DirecTV does allow this with DirecTV2PC, and the Nomad device (actually I think the name is getting changed to Genie to Go or something like that for some stupid reason). The Nomad allows you to stream a transoded copy of the file to your computer or a portable device running the Nomad app. Right now I believe it only works on PCs, Macs, and Apple iPhone/iPads, but is supposed to have an Android app soon.
DirecTV also allows you to stream some channels live to your iPhone/iPad or Android phone with their apps, assuming DirecTV has a license agreement to do so. There are quite a few channels you can stream live in your home, but only a couple that you can stream live outside your home (again, driven by license agreements with the channel owners).