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DirecTV App for iPad - V 1.11.x - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Steve, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. gpg

    gpg Well-Known Member

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    I just checked and I have the same issue with the app.
     
  2. rlp0917

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    I was messing with it more last night and it seems random. It wont allow me to record any of the HD MLB channels and only a couple of the SD channels. What I find particularly interesting is that when I turn my tv to one of the channels the app wont let me record in the guide, then go into the app, under the Now Showing on the left hand side it shows a Record button sometimes. If i click it, sometimes it will let me record and other times it pops up an error saying I cant record?

    Pretty random. They said they were escalating to Engineering but I dont hold out hope. I posted this in the directv forum and somebody said it worked fine for them (not sure what app version they are on).
     
  3. gpg

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    Today the record button is there for EI games.
     
  4. rlp0917

    rlp0917 New Member

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    Well, hasn't been fixed for me...but it gets more mysterious. So I now notice that even though the channels in the 720 to 750 range are problematic, if I find the same game being broadcast on another channel (i.e. the various Fox Sports channels) and open it up in the app, the Record button works just fine. If I go back and find that same game in the MLB EI lineup, Record button is blacked out???

    It seems like I can narrow the problem down to just those MLB EI channels and maybe some authorization issue with my account (even though the rep said there was nothing out of the ordinary with my account?). I might call and have them take the EI service off my account and add it back on just to see if that triggers something.
     
  5. dennisj00

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    Was playing Pandora (station - George Jones) and DAFI says under 'Currently Watching', "To see information on the program you're currently watching, your HR34 receiver must be turned on".
     
  6. Windshadow

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    When I used this upgrade when I had the old 32/500 receiver I would have to go to settings in the iPad app and validate the receiver IP address each time I wanted to use the app ... The correct IP address would be there I just would need to validate it...

    Last weekend I upgraded to the 34/700 and now the new unit can not even be found by the app

    The iPad app which was working with the old 32/500 and even the old 32/100(both of which were replaced by the new 34/700 and its remote slave) can not find the new equipment on the home network I tried inputting the ipaddress manually taking the 192 address from the network services page but that too is not found. Also if I hit the connect now button on the net serv page I get starting network services ..... Unable to start network services (301) this even though I am able to use the on demand to get shows ( though about every hour or 2 while downloading these shows I will get a network connection missing. Msg on screen with the option to test now or ignore I go with ignore and I can see that the do resumes in a bit.
    I am on road runner 50/5 via time Warner. I have seen this pause in DL on my computer as well but time Warner says that when the speedtest.net is run we get 49/4.95 results it is not a problem on their end of course it is intermittent and so not seen when the cable tech is here.

    Any thoughts on what to try next?
    Cheers
     
  7. dennisj00

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    Don't use Network Services, use Advanced Setup and Configure Now. Can you ping the HR from the IP address shown there?
     
  8. Windshadow

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    Sometimes but not all the time in fact only once so far the shows download eventually but if I am watching while I have pending downloads I will keep getting the test your connection msg on the screen.... In effect the internetconnection is intermittent with the the old 32/500 and this same external wifi box as provided by directv back when I got the 32/500 several years ago I had no problems with the connection other than having to verify the receiver IP address each time I launched the iPad app.
    If I wait until I see the bar next to a requested download be in action I can ping the address

    Also the on that configure now page I see a different last number in the IP address so far I have seen 9, 8, 6 on different days and no I have not power cycled the HR34/700

    Thanks for the response
     
  9. dennisj00

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    Possibly a diagram of your network / HR boxes? And list each IP address. . .
     
  10. Windshadow

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    Dead simple the combined cablemodem router wifi unit from roadrunner timewarner to the directtv wifi gadget then an Ethernet cable from it to the 34/700
    Other equipment using the roadrunner 50/5 service main computer gigabit Ethernet cable from the roadrunner unit everything else is on the wifi
    Other wifi (all working normaly with speedtest.net mobile reporting 34/5 for the real speed of the wifi (checked on main computer out shows the full 50/5 speed)) includes
    Xbox360
    Panasonic blueray player (hi def amazon prime working via it)
    Lap top computer working normaly
    This iPad 3 also fine
    iPhone 4S also fine
    Not comfortable sharing full IP addresses but the other units have not been changing their address unless they are cycled
    Is the power saving mode of the 34/700 going to reset the IP address?
     
  11. dennisj00

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    If you can, try another cable to the HR34, it sounds like it's flakey since you had a previous HR with similar problems. (also not sure what a 32/500 is, maybe a 23/500?)

    A 50 or 100' cable from monoprice is less than $10 . . . nothing should be changing IP addresses unless it's off for a day or more. That depends on your DHCP settings in your router.

    Sharing the 192.168.x.x addresses is no problem. . .they're your internal LAN.

    And no to the power-saving question.

    You could try another port on your router or switch. . they can be flakey individually.

    Edit: I just re-read again that you're using a WCCK wireless. . . I assume the coax isn't connected to the HR34 AND an Ethernet cable. The WCCK can be used as a stand-alone bridge, but not both connections to the same box.
     
  12. Windshadow

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    192.168.0.5 right now and right now the 34/700 is working just fine as is the iPad app all the cables to the HR box were just swapped over so I would not have to pull out the huge heavy credenza that holds the pioneer elite plasma It sits in a frame that is filled (Totaly surounds)with the small speakers and all the other gear like receiver etc power conditioner and the pair of 200w subwoofers.the coax is the best I could buy when I set up the room 7 years ago the directv installer replaced only the switch that fed the buried in the walls wiring. The switch is in the basement utility room so the coax from the antenna (which I think he called a legacy unit and it would have to be replaced when my local Maine stations are moved to another sat in a year or two) has a long run from the antenna to feed it and then the pair of them perhaps 60 feet from the switch to the receiver. I think he said I could use either one of the 2 outlets from the wall as the 34/700 only needs one. I could swap it to the other I guess.

    WET610 I think is the model. I'd on the linksys by Cisco wifi adapter that was supplied with the previous DVR and the only Ethernet cable being used by the 34 is the short one between it and the WET BOX
    It will be tough to run a Ethernet cable from the cable modem which is on another floor due to internal brick walls the cablemodem is in the home office.... I guess I can run a very long one through the halls and stairs to test with... But the built in wifi in the Panasonic blueray supports the high def amazon prime video with no problems as does the wifi adapter to the xbox360

    Thanks for considering my problem
    Cheers
    Windy
     
  13. Windshadow

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    Oh yes the other IP local address are the same as above with the last number changing
    The combined cablemodem router wifi unit is .1
    The main computer is via its gigabit Ethernet cable .2
    The anywhere in the house laptop is .3
    The blueray player is .4
    The direct adapter is .5
    The iPad is .6
    The iPhone is .7
    And the Xbox 360 is .8
     
  14. dennisj00

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    From your description, I'd say you've got a slightly marginal wifi connection for video. And Dtv video requires a larger bandwidth than Netflix or Amazon streaming

    Examine the placement of your router and WET610N bridge. Moving either 10-20' in any direction could solve your problem. You might try a different channel, perhaps there's some interference in your area. inSSIDer can help there if you have an N laptop. Also be sure you're using the N band

    If you can get wired Ethernet near your coax, a CCK can avoid the wireless. Or a WCCK could possibly get the wireless hop closer to your router.

    Pre DECA, I used a similar WGA600N bridge in the bedroom with two HRs without any problem to a Linksys 600N running dd-wrt.
     
  15. Windshadow

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    The connection was down for a while last night but is back nowwith an assignment of .6
    The cablemodem router wifi unit is an all in one UBEE with 2 antennas it came when my service was upgraded by roadrunner (time Warner) to the 50/5 level the general signal strength in the house is less than it was before when the cable only provided the modem and the wifi was via my apple base station... Could I run one of the unused Ethernet outputs from the UBEE to feed the apple unit and thence to the wifi used by the hr? I am in a rural area with no neighbors near enough to show on a wifi sweep and in fact the cbee is in the home office only perhaps 12 feet in a direct line above the TV on the floor above... I can test with a hard wire connection by going out one windo and then back in the window of the room below and in front I will give that a try to get the wifi out of the problem

    Thanks again for your help
    W
     
  16. dennisj00

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    Yes, turn off DHCP on your apple unit and connect it LAN to LAN port (don't use WAN port) Give it a different SSID and you'll be back in better wifi.

    And assign a different IP to your Apple base. One not used by anything else.
     
  17. dennisj00

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    Today on entering DAFI, there was an intro for some program. I wasn't paying close attention, I think it was 'North America', but is there any way to replay this intro?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    You are welcome
     
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