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DIRECTV App for iPad 1.3.x: Issues/Discussion only (No Jailbreak Talk)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. TheRatPatrol

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    I don't see PM on the left.
     
  2. Laxguy

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    Here's what it looks like on my browser (Chrome onna Mac)
    It's the little gray box, just below your user number.
     

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    dennisj00

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    It would be nice to delete individual search entries in the list instead of having to clear all.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 #184 of 236
    aa_aa

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    Just a quick question.

    I constantly get "Our system is currently unavailable. Please try again later" when trying to access the streaming portion of the ipad app. All other functions are working correctly. I have removed the program and reinstalled, rebooted the ipad etc and still can not get it to work. My ipad2 is running ios 5.0.1.

    Does the receiver have to have access to the internet or just my home network for this to work?

    Any ideas?
     
  5. Jan 1, 2012 #185 of 236
    Laxguy

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    Your home LAN....which needs to have a good internet connection, as it's all streamed from afar. So you need both operational. I've not seen that message before, so can't tell much beyond this.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 #186 of 236
    mrdobolina

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    Really? What DIRECTV2PC? I've used that on my laptop at home before and it seems to work. I know from other threads that it's glitchy but seeing how everything else receiver related (remote functions, list by rec, etc) works so well I would think they could figure it out. Besides I thought nomad was more about watching your recordings outside of your home network?
     
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    dpeters11

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    A new version is out, looks to be stability improvements only.
     
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    Yup...

    and probably a dose of UTH too. :)
     
  9. Jan 9, 2012 #189 of 236
    dpeters11

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    That's the second one. The one earlier was 1.3.7.
     
  10. Rtm

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    Apparently they still don't see a feature over a year old fit to include in their app. Multitasking so I must wait for it to connect them change to the screen and update currently watching. It should just check to login like once a day and just auto open to the way it last ways and immediately update currently watching.
     
  11. mjwagner

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    Many of us have been asking for that since day 1. I suspect it is a shortcoming of their use case design.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    It's an iOS problem. If they can figure out a workaround, I am sure we will see it someday. They have made some progress. I no longer have to wait for the play list to reload every single time I start the app. It cahces it now for some length of time.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Yeah unfortunately iOS uses a very liberal definition of the word "multitasking" and it's not really compatible with an app that needs to maintain a constant real-time connection to the STB. Obviously there are ways around it, GPS apps find a way, but at least speaking for my GPS app it uses a lot of power running in the background and never stops until you force-quit.
     
  14. sriggins

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    GPS apps can run in the background due to Apple allowing them to run in the background. Effectively, the developer asks, Apple says ok, and then it is limited to certain APIs, such as the location manager sending updates to the app.

    Battery drain is due to the GPS setting highest accuracy in the location manager.

    Other applications can run for up to 10 minutes in the background, usually to complete networking tasks such as uploading a video.

    Other than that, applications are suspended when put into the background. They get a chance to save application state, etc. Applications in the background may be quit by the OS for memory purposes, but they stay in the application tray (double tap home button) as a recent applications list.
     
  15. jamsys

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    Hope this is the right forum...

    iPad 2, latest app, (2) HR 24 and (1) HR34

    (1) Whenever I hit playlist the program bombs and goes back to the app list
    (2) I have AM21's and dont see the local feeds
    (3) When a program is set to record with a extended interval, it doesnt work

    Whew...
     
  16. KenW

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    1) Did you check the settings on the receivers to see if it's enabled for access?
    2) No you won't be able to record from locals.
    3) How long is extended? I've done 2.5 hrs fine, but 6 hrs didn't work for me either.
     
  17. jamsys

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    All receivers are enabled for access etc.... It just bombs out??
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Can you give a bit more detail as to how it bombs? And welcome to DBSTalk!
     
  19. jamsys

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    I can do everything in the app as expected... The second I hot the playlist button, the app goes poof and I end up at the app list . Reinstalled etc.... Same thing


    Scott
     
  20. Laxguy

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    Only two things I can think of: REboot your router. If no joy, set each DVR to a fixed IP. The ones I use are within range of the router, but ten places above what gets used in my household.
     

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