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DirecTV app for the iPhone.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Xzisted, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Agree. I guess what I was trying to say is that it works for now. I would, of course, not be resistant to an iPhone app. :)
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I was referring to the netBIOS name. I see now that that wasn't what the poster was talking about when they hijacked the thread about a custom iPhone application.

    Sorry about that.
     
  3. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    :scratchin Oh, ok.
     
  4. mutelight

    mutelight Godfather

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    What would be a limitation? I have seen much more complex applications and games running on the phone than what it would take to run a DVR scheduling program. Also, what would be the need of spoofing the browser ID?

    He was referring to the name used by the receivers in the house when remote scheduling the DVR.
     
  5. Ken S

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    Some websites will load different versions of themselves depending on what browser they detect as the reader. So, if you spoof the ID from Safari/IPhone to IE you will see a different site...perhaps the one you want to see.
     
  6. mutelight

    mutelight Godfather

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    Oh yeah, I know technically what it would do, I just don't know what the benefit would be.
     
  7. Lee L

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    So, now we are not allowed to talk about any related topic? We should start new threads all over the place instead of asking a highly related question where somethign is already being discussed?
     
  8. derek5L

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    I have an app called i.TV that works real well and is about to drop an update that will let you control your DVR.
     
  9. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

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    You can change them online at Directv.com. On the main page of current setup scroll down under your programming and you can edit the receiver names. I would go to each room write down the last 4 of the access card number and what room you want it to be called then go online and edit them.
     
  10. Peapod

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    It is not possible to change the user agent in the iPhone Safari browser. Apple prevents any addons to iPhone Safari, so you would need a third party app that includes browser functionality (some of them have this) that also included the option to override the user agent to accomplish this.
     
  11. rynning

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    Yes, i.TV is the #1 free app right now for the iPhone/Touch. It's very slick, and you can set it to show DirecTV channels (including locals) for your area, as well as hide channels you don't want to see. It also shows theater listings.

    http://www.i.tv/

    The App Store says a future capability will be to schedule DVRs, but there's no guarantee that includes DirecTV.

    What I'd like to see is the ability to use this as a remote control, kind of like Apple's "Remote" app for iTunes. It's much faster at scrolling and searching than my receiver. That would require some work on DirecTV's part though...
     
  12. islesfan

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    I have to say that it works very well with my Treo 755. No complaints. It loads lightning fast, and I can schedule shows in seconds.
     
  13. tcusta00

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    Yeah, I got this app over the weekend too... it's just too bad I paid for the "What's On" app about a month ago. :(

    I hope they figure out a way to integrate the DVR scheduler with this app... that would be awesome!! Only problem I see is that you need to provide your DirecTV account password to get into the DVR scheduler so that could be a possible security issue... not sure I want to give my account password to the i.TV folks. :shrug:
     
  14. Chip Moody

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    Out of curiosity, what does renaming your receivers have remotely in common with an iPhone scheduling app? (Otherwise, I'd think the answer to your question is "yes", IMHO) :)

    - Chip
     
  15. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    Has anyone been able to connect to the mobile scheduler yet with a Verizon phone? I just switched over from T-Mobile and I have a LG enV2 which has a wap brower.
     
  16. mutelight

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    Just grabbed that today, seems like a great application.

    Because you want your receivers to be named properly so you can remote schedule to the proper box.
     
  17. byron

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    link please?
     
  18. derek5L

    derek5L New Member

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    If you touch the app, then it gives a description of what the app does and says that a future update will allow you to remotely schedule DVR 'd programs.
     
  19. byron

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    i searched their site and couldn't find it... but i did see that it's part of the app description on their itunes store listing. i'll be interested to see what DVRs are supported and how the implement that feature.
     
  20. Lee L

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    Well, when I use the DirecTV mobile site on my iPhone, I have trouble quickly telling the receivers apart.

    I guess my main objection is the crappy response from someone who evidently has no business in the DirecTV forum, being a Dish sub and all, telling me where to post. I always figure the moderators are who should govern such things.
     

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