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A little over a month ago, we decided to drop out local phone company as our phone carrier (we don’t use local phone service anymore), Internet carrier (go wireless!) and TV provider, mostly because we were able to shave about $75 of our monthly bill in regards to these specific services.

I’m very happy with DirecTV and I’m especially enjoying their HD channels. This past week, I found something I hadn’t known before: the HDDVR that I have is capable of showing media from the media server I run on one of my computers. Up to this point, I have primarily used this to listen to music and such on my PS3 but it was always an extra step. Being able to feed it directly to my DVR would be even better.

So, I’ve started exploring this “MediaShare” functionality of the DVR. As of yet, I have had no luck getting it to work with either Orb, TVersity or WMP but it’s just a matter of time, I’m sure.

In the process of researching this, I also stumbled upon DirecTV2PC, which is a feature that allows you to view recorded shows on your PC while on your home network. What a great idea! So, I have now started the process of trying this out so let’s see if I can get it to work. It would be really cool under Wine on Ubuntu but we’ll see about that, I suppose.

mattias.ahlvin@gmail.com

I'm just one of those guys that like technology...as well as drawing, writing, reading, coding and a whole bunch of other things I rarely have time for.

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