Originally Posted by rbinck
That is correct because Directv uses a proprietary encryption scheme that forces you to use only Directv equipment for playback. You may be interested in this device, the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR Video Capture device
, to be able to record your programs onto your PC in HD for network use.
There is also a program from DirecTV called Direc2PC that lets you play shows you recorded on your DVR on your PC.