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Trying to connect the 660h-k thru the network going into a router. I'm using win XP sp2 but can't seem to access the recorder. I'm using media player 9. does that make a difference? Any suggestions on how to get the connection working?
 

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I've been monitoring all mention of the x60 Pioneers since their debut last spring, and have yet to hear of anyone accomplishing anything useful with the 660 ethernet port. Maybe now with your very specific topic heading (thanks
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Originally Posted by northrk /forum/post/15501531


Have you set media sharing to ON? You may want to upgrade media player to 11.

yeah, i have my computer set to share files/print-sharing. I just updated the media player to v11 but since my computer doesn't see the player. I have it attached via router.
 

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I noticed this statement on page 95 of the manual:


"Use a PC with a Windows Vista operating system. This operation will not work properly on PCs with other operating systems."


Maybe this is your problem.


I would still try turning on media sharing from within Media Player. Select media sharing from the Library menu. Then select "Turn On Media Sharing" and press OK. A window should appear and may show the Pioneer, if so, hilite and select allow.


If you get this far, I would try the Sync feature and see if the Pio appears as an available device.


You Could try the USB connection method, that does not seem to have the Vista limitation.
 

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Hello,

you cannot connect via any other operating system than Windows Vista to the dvr. The reason is quiet simple: The uPnPx Device Driver doesn't exist on other operating systems. This driver is needed to synchronize your PC with the DVR which is an anoying procedure.

Before installing the driver on Vista you will need to reorganize you Mediaplayer 11 (other mplayer versions will not work because the upnpx driver requires windows mediasharing) so that all files displayed in your medialibrary are accessible.

Otherwise the Vista synch tool will show up with errors, blocking the ethernet connection and you can't drag and drop.

kind regards

jog_baer70
 

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Proving once and for all that this ethernet port is of dubious utility to many buyers and not worth going out of your way to track down a 660 at a heavy price premium over the 460/560. If you see a 660 on sale for close to the 560 price, as occasionally happens, great, but don't pay more.
 

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I have yet to use the 660 to mediashare because I have a PS3 and DirecTV DVR that do the same but can use XP. I prefer the PS3 interface for this.


As far as transfering files, I use a USB flash drive or DVD-RW.


I agree with CitiBear that these features are not as refined as they should be.


The only benefit I see the Ethernet connectivity is the Gracenote Database feature seems to search the net for Audio CD info to get the most up-to-date info.


With the 560 you must update the local database by downloading a Update Disc from Pioneer's web site. Which I was unable to find one specifically for this unit.
 
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