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DIRECTV Application for iPad 1.3.1: First Look/Issues/Discussion

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  1. Oct 17, 2011 #1 of 228
    Stuart Sweet

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    DIRECTV's Application for iPad takes the next jump with version 1.3.1, which adds Live TV viewing to the app!

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    Please enjoy this visual tour through the new features available in version 1.3 (including those added in 1.2.6.)

    DIRECTV App for iPad Walkthough

    Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 #2 of 228
    Stuart Sweet

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    Live TV is available when connected to the same LAN as your receivers. The following channels are expected to be available on rollout (subject to change without notice):

    101 - Audience Network HD
    202 - CNN HD
    212 - NFL Network HD
    213 - MLB Network HD
    215 - NHL Network HD
    216 - NBA TV HD
    217 - Tennis Channel HD
    218 - Golf Channel HD
    229 - HGTV HD
    231 - Food Network HD
    237 - Bravo HD
    242 - USA Network HD
    244 - SyFy Channel HD
    245 - TNT HD
    247 - TBS HD
    248 - FX HD
    249 - Comedy Central HD
    252 - Lifetime HD
    254 - AMC HD
    265 - A&E HD
    266 - Biography Channel HD
    269 - History Channel HD
    276 - National Geographic Channel HD
    277 - Travel Channel HD
    278 - Discovery Channel HD
    280 - The Learning Channel HD
    281 - Velocity
    282 - Animal Planet HD
    284 - Science Channel HD
    286 - Planet Green HD
    296 - Cartoon Network HD
    312 - Hallmark Channel HD
    355 - CNBC HD
    356 - MSNBC HD
    359 - Fox Business Network HD
    360 - FOX News HD
    402 - Univision HD
    549 - Showtime Extreme HD
    560 - Hallmark Movie Channel HD
    562 - MGM HD
    603 - VERSUS HD
    607 - Speed HD
    610 - Big Ten Network HD
    619 - FOX Soccer Channel HD


    (note: you must have a programming package that includes the channel in order to watch it. )
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 #3 of 228
    MysteryMan

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    Nice
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 #4 of 228
    dualsub2006

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    Looks like the live streaming is only about 30 seconds or so behind the TV. I would have thought it would be a little longer delay. For me, this is a nice start in terms of channel availability.

    Very nice bonus feature to an already great app.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 #5 of 228
    say-what

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    Nice update. Interesting that some of the Fox channels that are caught in the contract dispute are available for streaming.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 #6 of 228
    LameLefty

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    Excellent job as usual on the First Look, Stuart. :)
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 #7 of 228
    hdtvfan0001

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    A very nice offering congrats DirecTV.

    Nice job on the Walk-Through as well.

    Hopefully we'll see Android version in the future some day too.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 #8 of 228
    Kevin F

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    Can't wait to try it out when I get home.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 #9 of 228
    Go Beavs

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    Great job on the walkthrough! Very professional as always. :up:

    With this update, I think I just gained a new TV in my house! :D
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 #10 of 228
    Vinny

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    Great walk thru...great app. Thanks to the testing team and the first look team. Another great job by DirecTV and DBSTalk.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 #11 of 228
    Steve

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    Double-check you actually get 1.3.1. Apple is advertising it in my App Store, but it's still delivering 1.2.6. It can take a day or two for Apple to fully-update the Store cloud.

    You can see which version you installed under Settings, About.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 #12 of 228
    SParker

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    Can programs recorded be watched on the iPad app?
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 #13 of 228
    bobnielsen

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    I hope that happens.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 #14 of 228
    Steve

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    No. Just the LIVE channels listed above.

    Hope we can view recordings in the future, tho!
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 #15 of 228
    Go Beavs

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    No.

    I really do hope that gets added in version 1.4.
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 #16 of 228
    Linxs

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    The update is now live. I'm using it right now and watching TBS. So far its working great.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011 #17 of 228
    KSbugeater

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    If the ipad doesn't use any of your receivers' tuners, where does the signal come from? Is it the same as VOD: Internet? If so, how fast does your internet need to be to watch Live TV?
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011 #18 of 228
    Captain Spaulding

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    Do I understand correctly that I do NOT need whole home service to see the listed channels on my iPad?
     
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    Recordings can't be viewed on the iPad, and given what the Nomad has to go through to transcode a recording for the iPad I'm not sure it's coming any time soon. It would be nice, but I can't see it happening.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011 #20 of 228
    Stuart Sweet

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    You do not need whole home service to the best of my knowledge.
     
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