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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. Oct 26, 2011 #61 of 228
    cypherx

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    I just read on engadget that it detects if your jailbroken and wont even launch? Is this true?

    Someone save me the hassle of backing up the current app before trying this.

    If that's true then I'll have to wait for a crack similar to the Time Warner and Cablevision cracks... Or dissect those and see if I can get them to work with this.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 #62 of 228
    keith_benedict

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    It's a pity iPhone and iPod Touch owners keep getting overlooked.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 #63 of 228
    General Custer

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    Great for watching live tv but there is no audio!
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 #64 of 228
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    When you select "watch on tv" from the live tv window, I believe it simply changes the channel on the selected receiver.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 #65 of 228
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    Yeah that's true, it won't run on a jailbroken iPad.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 #66 of 228
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    Thing is, the corporate firewall does not allow the download. Odd, it used to, guess I'll have to download it when I get home.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 #67 of 228
    Stuart Sweet

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    1178! You're welcome!

    Yes that's true.

    I wouldn't say that at all. The iPhone app is very robust, it just isn't designed to do the same thing.

    Try adjusting the volume on the iPad. There is audio.

    Yes that's true. You can also tap and hold until you see a blue glow under your finger, then flick to the top of the app to do the same thing.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 #68 of 228
    Stuart Sweet

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    Did I miss any questions?
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 #69 of 228
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    Wonder how long before DirecTV starts charging for this stuff?

    My guess is the CPU speed of the iPhone (pre 4S) and iPod Touch are not fast enough to process live video. Also screen size comes into play, they would have to completely redesign the UI to work on a much smaller screen.

    Can't wait to go home and try this. Seems like a great way for the wife to sit next to me and watch her channels while I'm watching the game. We can watch TV "together" but different shows. If they can add the ability to watch recordings that would be even better.

    Just thought of another MAJOR advantage: rain fade! If the data is streaming off DirecTV servers then you could watch TV even if the satellite signal is not available. This could be a huge deal in FL during hurricane season.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 #70 of 228
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    Yea, where's the love for Mac's running OS X ? iMac MacBook,MacBook pro, MacBook air

    They have an app store too
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 #71 of 228
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    That was the obvious thing to do.

    Volume is all the way up and no audio still.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 #72 of 228
    General Custer

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    Rebooted iPad and still no audio.

    Suggestions?
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 #73 of 228
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    Watching CNBC now from my home office (been putting off putting a TV in here forever). Very cool! Now I'm ready to be able to Pause, etc! :)
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 #74 of 228
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    I bet your mute toggle is set to control screen rotation.

    Go into settings, change the toggle back to Mute, toggle between mute off/on, verify mute is off, go into the app, hear the sweet sounds of live TV... leave the mute off and you should be able to move it back to controlling screen rotation without affecting your sound.

    Hopefully this works...
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 #75 of 228
    Groundhog45

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    This is a cool app. Makes me think about getting an iPad finally.
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 #76 of 228
    HX_Guy

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    Love this idea but I don't understand why not all channels are available.

    I mean I get it's some sort of licensing thing and the networks aren't allowing it but what I don't get is why? You're still in your home...why does it matter if you are watching their programming on your regular TV while sitting on your couch or if you're watching on the iPad while in the backyard? Aren't you seeing the same programming?
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011 #77 of 228
    jford951

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    Thats great !!!! cant wait to get home and try it out
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011 #78 of 228
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    Totally agree but we're not the ones to address this to. Write letters to the content providers who impose the restrictions. :(
     
  19. Oct 26, 2011 #79 of 228
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    I am sure it is not that difficult to port the app to run on Lion. As we have a team that develops app for the iOS platform and now with Lion's subsets they are more similar in structure. So bottom line is if DirecTV wants to bring it out to the full Mac OS they can in a short time.

    I would love that too, MacBook Pro TV = Joy. :)
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011 #80 of 228
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    Cant wait to try it when I get home!

    As mentioned by someone else, this is a great first step... Ideally we would be able to watch recordings too from any DVR in the house.
     
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