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Using Youtube

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by GregLee, Feb 19, 2014.

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  1. GregLee

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    The Youtube application on Menu > Extras works well, and I often use it, but there are other ways I'd like to use it and don't know how. If there is a document or a discussion around here, somewhere, please direct me to it.
    1. Can I somehow identify myself as a user who has a youtube account? (The response to clicking the "flag" item suggests that there is a way.)
    2. Can I personalize the video format in any way for the best resolution to use for my TV, or whether to use widescreen? (I never see widescreen unless I set D* picture format to Stretch or Original Format.)
    3. Can I personalize the audio format in any way to get something better than stereo? (According to my AVR, stereo is all I am ever given -- no DD 5.1, even for audio demos that I'd expect to have DD 5.1.)
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. trdrjeff

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    Unless they have mad a major update in the last few months, no to all 3. I highly recommend a $35 Chromecast, you'll get youtube access in HD and a lot of other great streaming apps.
     
  3. peds48

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    Right on! Chromecast or another streaming box is the way to go, DirecTV YouTube app is very rudimentary
     
  4. Drucifer

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    It is just a viewer.
     
  5. peds48

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    so they could not make it better?
     
  6. Drucifer

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    When have you seen addons improved by DirecTV?
     
  7. peds48

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    No, that was not my point. my point was because is just a viewer it does not necessarily means it has to be so crappy
     
  8. Drucifer

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    Basically the same Q - When have you seen DirecTV do non-crappy addons?
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Well, you have a point
     
  10. Drucifer

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    The problem, that I have seen with DirecTV add-ons, there's a lot of back clapping when it is release, but then nothing. It never gets improved. It is just left to die a very quiet death.
     

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