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watch Hulu, Netflix , Youtube, CBS, CNN and ESPN on your HR-20 or HR21-100

YomamaFlorida
03-09-2009, 01:49 PM
simple software download called "Playon"

http://www.themediamall.com/playon/#how-it-works


14 day free trial, $39 one time license if you like it
I have been playing with it and it works pretty darn well and is an easy way to watch Hulu or Youtube on your TV and Netflix if you are a Netflix member

also works on PS3 or XBox 360


you must have a home network, but wireless or wired will work . I have a G Linksys bridge and a Pre-N router and quality is DVD quality wireless across my house

nowitall
03-09-2009, 08:12 PM
Yomama, why is your avatar unacceptable?

mtqwest
03-09-2009, 09:01 PM
I went to the link but did not see any info about this working on a HR20, can you tell me how you got it to work?

simple software download called "Playon"

http://www.themediamall.com/playon/#how-it-works


14 day free trial, $39 one time license if you like it
I have been playing with it and it works pretty darn well and is an easy way to watch Hulu or Youtube on your TV and Netflix if you are a Netflix member

also works on PS3 or XBox 360


you must have a home network, but wireless or wired will work . I have a G Linksys bridge and a Pre-N router and quality is DVD quality wireless across my house

YomamaFlorida
03-10-2009, 06:29 AM
I went to the link but did not see any info about this working on a HR20, can you tell me how you got it to work?

go to the "other devices" section at



http://www.themediamall.com/downloads/playon/PlayOnUserGuide.pdf


and the HR-20 and others are mentioned as unofficially supported, but believe me, it works well on the HR-20

YomamaFlorida
03-10-2009, 06:30 AM
Yomama, why is your avatar unacceptable?

LOL, must be dirty or something

isszguy
03-10-2009, 12:22 PM
Curious as to where you select this video (Hulu, etc) on your DTV box menu? I realize the DTV boxes would have to be connected to your homework. I also know that there are TV's now with broadband built-in and I can see how these sets would be able to view this content.

YomamaFlorida
03-10-2009, 12:36 PM
Curious as to where you select this video (Hulu, etc) on your DTV box menu? I realize the DTV boxes would have to be connected to your homework. I also know that there are TV's now with broadband built-in and I can see how these sets would be able to view this content.



after you are network connected and have installed the software you
select "Music, photos and more" and then your PC will show up under "My Computers", then a submenu will appear with Hulu, Netflix, etc.

YomamaFlorida
04-17-2009, 07:16 AM
I'm very surprised more people aren't interested in this, it works great. Hulu has tons of free old shows to watch

joed32
04-17-2009, 08:11 AM
I'm very surprised more people aren't interested in this, it works great. Hulu has tons of free old shows to watch

People on other forums have talked about it quite a bit and a lot of them don't like it. They say it's "buggy". Others think it's just fine.

WestDC
04-17-2009, 09:02 AM
Only works for SD not HD ,so it sucks, therfore no interest

JohninTenn
04-17-2009, 11:06 AM
I'm going to get in trouble you mean with the Roku box on NetFlix.

borromini
04-17-2009, 07:07 PM
Only works for SD not HD ,so it sucks, therfore no interestAlso a deal killer for me. Hulu had started an HD Gallery, but it's been dead for a while with no new titles in months. Guess they ran into contractual issues.

joed32
04-18-2009, 08:30 AM
The Roku does do 720P. Not a lot of HD movies yet. Quite a few TV shows. I don't use it for HD, too lazy to change the setup back and forth.

bayhawk
04-18-2009, 02:46 PM
after you are network connected and have installed the software you
select "Music, photos and more" and then your PC will show up under "My Computers", then a submenu will appear with Hulu, Netflix, etc.

Should this work on the HR23 as well? I can't find anything in the menus about "music, photos and more."

ans2004
04-18-2009, 02:55 PM
This does work, however I did encounter problems with my receiver freezing up. Your better off ordering the ROKU box and using that. HD is on the roku. You pay $40 for this software and you have to keep your computer running, or pay $99 for roku and use wireless internet.

YomamaFlorida
04-23-2009, 12:26 PM
This does work, however I did encounter problems with my receiver freezing up. Your better off ordering the ROKU box and using that. HD is on the roku. You pay $40 for this software and you have to keep your computer running, or pay $99 for roku and use wireless internet.


I have the Roku box and its great for netflix, but this does Hulu and Roku does not