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DIRECTV App for iPad 1.2.6 - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 21, 2011.

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  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Systems in this software version
    Apple iPad


    Available starting:
    Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

    Download
    via iTunes

    New in this version
    • Playlist enhancement to view, watch, and delete programs from all your connected HD DVR receivers.
    • Ability to delete programs from the playlist via iPad App*
    • New Movie categories to discover new and popular programs available to watch on DIRECTV.

    *This feature was put in as a result of DBSTalk member requests!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    Playlist showing items from multiple DVRs (Trust me, it does.)
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    Info popup showing a remote program
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    Full info screen showing the ability to delete
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  3. DogLover

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    I've been trying this out tonight. It works great. This makes it really useful to use when watching recordings, and it is great to be able to do maintenance on the playlist by deleting entries.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    Downloading it right now. Of course I won't be able to use it for a bit though because I'm at work.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Love the unified playlist and the ability to pick which dvrs you see. Not just one or all. Bring that back to the dvr itself!
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Looks like someone likes redundancy!
     
  7. WERA689

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    And bring it to Android!
     
  8. Steve

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    OTA shows are not being shown as recorded on the -1 channels, or being identified differently from the SAT channels. The "Living Room" recording (below right) was actually recorded on WABC-DT, channel 7-1 in NY, but as you can see, it's identified the same as the SAT recording, WABC channel 7.

    Why does this matter to me? Whole home OTA playback can be very "choppy", with lots of stuttering and loss of audio after trickplay, if there are other OTA recordings in progress on the client and/or servers. In those cases, I want to be able to select the SAT recording. On the HR's UPL, it's very easy to see which is which. Not so on DAFI, unless I drill down into the show info to see which room it was recorded in. Even then, only I know what's what. Others in the home wouldn't know which HR's are recording OTA instead of SAT.
     

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  9. lincolnnellie

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  10. Steve

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    This may have come up before, but if not, seems like one-third of the home screen is being underutilized by the "customize layout" link in the right-most pane.

    What if that link was moved down to the empty tab next to "Sports", down at the bottom? That would free up the right-hand column for more interesting data, like "Top Recordings", e.g. Shows folks are scheduling the most, culled from DAFI and iPhone/Android app data.

    Just a thought.
     

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  11. SteveHas

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    Pretty sweet so far!
     
  12. Sixto

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    Trying it now. Sweet!
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Thanks guys but Sweet had little to do with it. :lol: The DAFI team does read this thread though and I'm sure they appreciate the kind words.
     
  14. Vinny

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    Just downloaded and love it already.
     
  15. eandras

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    I just got my IPad 2 the other day and this was the first app that I put on. Great app so far
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    You can add a third, fourth, twentieth module of your choice to fill that space
     
  17. Steve

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    Gotcha. I see that now.

    It could be just me, but it wasn't clear to me from the wording in that pane I could do that. If it's not just me, perhaps that space could be filled in with a default, and customize layout could become a tab below?

    That said, I noticed there isn't a "Top Recordings" option. I think it would be interesting to see what everyone else is recording, in case I missed a hot show.
     
  18. SteveHas

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    It would be handier if the delete button wasn't so deep into the program screens, i.e. too many button pushes to get to the delete button.

    Just a thought
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    Think, how does one delete things on an iPad
     
  20. tonyd79

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    Swipey works?

    Yes, swipey works!
     
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