omg cant believe I just figured this out, well maybe cause I just recently put a wireless adapter on my parents DVR. Just downloaded the DirecTV media share program on the PC and can now watch anything from the DVR on my computer! haha can even stream media from my PC to the DVR and watch on the HDTV. That part only works with some formats but found a program that converts on the fly. Anyways, good news to me, posted this in case anyone else wasnt aware of this functionality.