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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. Dec 7, 2011 #141 of 236
    dualsub2006

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    I have no way at all to quantify this, but the 1.3.6 update has really improved the stream quality for me.

    I'm not seeing the initial lower quality stream that ramps up over the first few seconds. I went from channel to channel last night, this morning I've watched Dan Patrick and NFL Total Access this morning and it's been perfect.

    I'm really happy with this app.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 #142 of 236
    Go Beavs

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    There's no discussion thread about streaming channel anticipation other than this one. :)

    FWIW, I think there will be additional offerings in the future but I haven't read anything about that. I'm sure it will depend on current or future contract negotiations.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 #143 of 236
    TBlazer07

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    Interesting, this is the first update that didn't FORCE you to upgrade. Maybe they just forgot. :)
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 #144 of 236
    Laxguy

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    Could you elaborate a bit on "forcing to upgrade", please? And who are "they"?
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 #145 of 236
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    They usually wait a day or two before displaying the non defeatable "you must update" message upon launch.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 #146 of 236
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    First thing I checked when I saw the upgrade. Old version still worked. I'm holding my breath until tomorrow.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 #147 of 236
    TBlazer07

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    I did the update and "fixed" it. ;)
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 #148 of 236
    dualsub2006

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    Isn't there another thread somewhere for talk like that?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 #149 of 236
    Stuart Sweet

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    Sure is... let's move on.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2011 #150 of 236
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    So, I haven't been paying very close attention to this, but are they adding channels to the lineup occasionally, or is the current lineup the same as when the streaming was launched?
     
  11. Dec 9, 2011 #151 of 236
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    It hasn't change yet from what I can see, but it's also quite new.

    I would hope it'll change over time. I would not expect that especially soon.

    DVR playback as a client kinda like DirecTV2PC functionality would be really the killer app; it would mostly obviate the need to have these arrangements in place (and the content providers claims to need contractual rights here are patently absurd).
     
  12. Go Beavs

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    For those interested... the DIRECTV app for iPad has been updated again in the app store.

    New version 1.3.7

    What's new in this version: Stability

    Looks fine so far... :)
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Sure does!

    Updated nicely, too, just like it's supposed to....
     
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    Ha. Whats new is always "stability". Yeah right... It's a muse for something else ;-)

    No other app in the app store has as frequent updates due to "stability" issues as much as DirecTV. Maybe they shouldn't release an app until all these so-called 'fixes' are all done. 1.3.5 has no issues, there's only 1 reason I can think of a reason for 1.3.6, then that same day 1.3.7... And this isn't the thread where I can talk about that.
     
  15. dennisj00

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    I've had some apps update 2 or 3 times a week since IOS 5 came out.

    Some people complain about not getting updates, some people complain about getting one.

    Edit: Between our two iPads, one had 11 updates and the other had 8 this morning. Even Netflix and Skype listed 'Stability . . .'
     
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    I'm fairly certain that I got 1.3.6 late Monday night or very early Tuesday morning. Either way, I had 1.3.6 and I updated my iPad once yesterday. You may have gotten both versions in the same day but that doesn't mean both were pushed the same day.

    And I think there may have been some issues with 1.3.6 loading playlists as it took a very long time to load after that update. 1.3.7 seems to have fixed that for me. Also, the guide wasn't properly loading for me. Every time I scrolled the guide it paused to load the new section. Previous to 1.3.6 and now in 1.3.7, my guide data loads in the background and scrolling is fairly smooth again.

    Or, they're just out to get you. I'm not really sure.
     
  17. cypherx

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    On 1.3.5 I don't see any issues.

    As confirmed on other apple forums, 1.3.6 and 1.3.7 have an ulterior motive (and you know what I mean).

    My HR24 is on 0x58b and the playlist doesn't take that long to load.

    If 1.3.6 was truly that bad and 1.3.7 had to come out right after, why didn't they just wait for 1.3.7? All these updates are a nuisance to everyone. A major bugfix or a new feature I can see, but back to back updates just because -- well.... I'll leave it at that.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Heh. As Dennis points out, they're damned if they do, damned if they don't!

    I "missed" the .6 version. The new version seems just fine.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    No, I don't know what you mean by ulterior motive. What?? Visibility?

    For me, updates aren't even close to a nuisance. And one isn't forced to do them.
     
  20. dennisj00

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    I'd ask for a refund and not use the program if I were that dissatisfied with updates!

    But you didn't pay anything for it, did you?
     

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