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Windows 7: DirecTVís HD tuner set to debut with Windows 7?

08 Nov 2008   #1

 
DirecTVís HD tuner set to debut with Windows 7?

Way back at CES 2006, DirecTV announced that it was working with Microsoft to produce a tuner that would connect directly to a Media Center PC. The result would be the ability, in theory, to capture all of DirecTVís satellite programming, including HD, and then view and manage it with the Media Center interface.
In nearly three full years since then, the DirecTV tuner has achieved the same notoriety as Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster. The occasional sighting is always enshrouded in fog and mystery. In January 2008, a product brochure appeared, and some people got invitations to test the new HDPC-20. But no one ever reported spotting one of these mythical creatures in the wild. In fact, as recently as September I had pretty much written the whole project off:
DirecTV ďannouncedĒ its plans to support Media Center at CES in January 2006. It was pure vaporware. And DirecTV never announced the HDPC-20. A third party leaked scans of a product brochure, and some folks on the Fiji beta got paperwork that mentioned that name.
All on paper, no actual tests.
So imagine my surprise when I found a signed driver for this device in the pre-beta build of Windows 7 distributed at PDC.

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08 Nov 2008   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Now, I would be interested in this, even though I have Dish Network instead. I hope it does finally come to fruition.
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08 Nov 2008   #3

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

cant any sat card do that already ?
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08 Nov 2008   #4

 

If I remember rightly Dishnetwork needs its own locked down cam & card.
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08 Nov 2008   #5

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

ah ok
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08 Nov 2008   #6
Microsoft MVP

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That's ok though. I do not watch TV through the computer anyway. I may end up watching the computer through the TV though with PIP. LOL
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