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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV Voice Control

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    DBSTalk is very pleased to show you the newest feature from DIRECTV for you Genie or HDDVR.


    Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.
     
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  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEATURE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Scott, as always I am amazed by the quality of your work. Well done sir!
     
  4. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Stuart, very kind of you. I had a great teacher. :lol:

    The first show title on the last page makes me smile. :)
     
  5. CopyCat

    CopyCat DIRECTV A-Team

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    If they need any testers, I'm here with 2 iPhones and 2 iPads. I have always said my phone or pad work better than the remotes.
     
  6. Volatility

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    Scott, thanks for this link--outstanding work there. (if you want to move my thread to the "trash" you are more than welcomed to). I noticed their just happend to be an online learning about this for the csrs this morning and it is more alligned with what you have. The initial reports were claiming it was being entirely designed in partnership with Veveo, but they went with D*'s new Digital Entertainment Products Group instead. I didn't see Veveo listed anywhere.
     
  7. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Outstanding first look, as always. :)

    This certainly one-ups the Hopper/Joey, as far as features go. Guess it's safe to say that we can expect a full press on TV ads touting this feature just before NFL/College Football starts.
     
  8. Go Beavs

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    Nice work Scott. I think this is going to be a great new feature for DIRECTV customers!
     
  9. jford951

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    Looks like a great feature and since we several iPhones and iPads it will get used
     
  10. Volatility

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    Also you with this, you will be able to record progrms to the HD DVR and select programs to stream on supported mobile devices.

    Great competitive advantage over what Dish offers. One leg up!
     
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    Great job as usual Scott!
     
  12. CincySaint

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    The example seem to show it but it's not stated in the First Look...

    Will the voice search allow us to change channels via voice control or just initiate search?
     
  13. HoTat2

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    That's one of the features listed under "Voice Help" in the F.L. document.

    Anyhow, very good F.L. Scott,

    But do wish Android would get priority or at least equality with iOS for a change.

    Wishful thinking I know ....
     
  14. joshjr

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    Or work on jailbroken devices either.
     
  15. Satelliteracer

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    It works well....even when I try my Wisconsin \ Minnesota "yah der" dialect or if I go completely west coast, it has been able to identify 100% of the items I have tested. I have a gal that works for me where English is a second language (she has a distinct accent) and it failed to recognize her request just one time out of 10 searches. Pretty impressive.
     
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  16. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Nice job, Scott. :)
     
  17. Volatility

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    Yes it is an agreement with Apple as Apple is requiring this with several apps out there to help discourage jailbreaking of devices. Apple has a history of dictating elements of their products this being one of them. Also some info here and thanks to peds48 for this link http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/23/directv-adding-voice-search-to-its-ios-and-android-phone-apps-b/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Certainly not wishing to sidetrack the topic here on this issue, but I don't really understand the need for Jailbreaking these days anyway what with Verizon and T-moblie now well on board offering the iPhone.

    The iPhone pretty much covers all the major cell phone carriers today doesn't it?
     
  19. Volatility

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    It does, but that is not the main reason why people jailbreak today. If you are interested in knowing more PM me if not thats cool too lol.
     
  20. cypherx

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    Wow this is out of left field. Didn't see this one coming!

    I always wanted a better way to search. Triple tap stinks. I envisioned a QWERTY keyboard on iPhone/iPad that sent the search string as you typed it on the mobile device. Or an additional RF4CE remote that had a slider QWERTY keyboard on it. I'd still love to see that option, but voice search - if accurate will be a HUGE time saver.

    As for the jailbreak thing, yeah that stinks. The app should still run but just grey out live or on demand streaming. Anyway there is a tweak out there that hides jailbreak detection from most apps. Until the day Apple puts jailbreak detection in their bootloader and prevents the entire device from BOOTING if detected jailbreak... then they are really not as serious about it as they could be if it was that big of a problem for them.
     

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