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DIRECTV App for Android v2.2.1 - Issues and Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, May 17, 2012.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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  2. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Thanks Stuart! Just set up a recording, working fine
     
  3. bman3333

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    Why can't they get the Hide SD Channels setting to work? I have it selected, but the SD channels still show in the guide!
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I just checked this and my SD channels don't seem to appear in the Channel Guide if the box is checked in Settings to hide them. I have them also set to hide ont he individual devices as well. :shrug:
     
  5. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    After updating try clearing cache and data from settings/apps for the D* app. That has solved lots of update weirdness for me on other apps.
     
  6. Drew2k

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    I would love for anyone from DIRECTV to explain why the app needs the permission to Automatically Start at Boot.

    This permission was added in the previous release when DIRECTV Everywhere was introduced, but the previous versions of the app worked just fine without needing to start at boot.

    Too many apps are adding permissions without even a simple explanation in the description ...
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I got contacted on this via my phone and downloaded, worked as advertised.
     
  8. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    To test a concern over the update I booted my SGII several times. The app doesn't start at boot up. So no big deal.
     
  9. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

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    I used this app yesterday to schedule recordings of Hatfields & McCoys, Part 1&2 and also Part 3&4. For both recordings I chose the later showings at 11:01 PM to avoid any potential conflicts. However, neither recording showed up in the to do list. This morning, upon noticing that the recordings did not schedule, I went back into the app and set them up again, thins time changing it from "if possible" to "definitely". That worked, sort of. Both recordings were set up, but not at the 11:01 PM time listed in the app, but at 9:00, thereby cancelling other recordings that were at that time slot.

    I am not sure if this is a failing of the app or my receiver.
     
  10. bman3333

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    I should clarify - when I select Browse by Channel, the SD Channels are not shown. When I select Browse by Date & Time, the duplicate SD Channels show in the guide, regardless if you select Hide SD Channels in the settings, and after clearing cache and data.
     
  11. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.

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  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that added clarification.

    That indeed seems to be the common experience.
     
  13. Relativity

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    get a short amount of video, then "Error in media player" OK message. Using Android Froyo release (2.2?) Wifi only.
     
  14. gmac

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    working fine
     
  15. Groundhog45

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    Watched about 6 minutes of the movie "Paul" on my Razr Maxx running Android 2.3.6 (Verizon). No problems with choppy video and audio like the last version. Connected via WiFi. I'll need to try it sometime when I'm on 3G or 4G to check performance.
     
  16. larry976

    larry976 Cool Member

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    This app does not allow additional padding when recording on a HR-34. It says HR-34 does not support the feature.
    But I can do it just find when directly recording on my HR-34. This feature comes in very handy when recording a sporting event.
     
  17. michaelancaster

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    Still can't watch shows/movies on a Xoom (ICS), but you can watch the trailers.
     
  18. Holydoc

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    To temporarily get around this problem, record the show directly following your sporting event as well. That way you get the padding by default.
     
  19. JamesTPDI

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    Why does this app need to know Phone state and identity? If installed, this application has access to my cell phone number, phone serial number, if a call is active and even the number the call is connected to. The application is also newly allowed to automatically start at boot so it is always running and sharing (?) phone data. Not to mention slowing the phone down.
     
  20. dualsub2006

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    Because the app now streams video. Without detecting phone state, when you get a call the video AND audio would continue to play. Identity comes along with the phone state permission.
    Only it doesn't run non-stop. Go check your running processes, if you haven't used the app recently it won't be there. My guess? Some type of an update check. App update, program info, who knows really. I can tell you, there is no constantly running process on my phone.
     

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