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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV Application for iPhone


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:37 PM

DBSTalk is proud to present this exclusive first look at DIRECTV's Application for iPhone:

http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17815&d=1237228659


I'm proud to have been part of this team and to have helped produce one of the best First Look documents we've done here at DBSTalk. I'm sure you'll agree that it's full of the kind of information you all are looking for. Click below for the full PDF:

DIRECTV Application for iPhone First Look

For a "Wish List" of future improvements on this app, please use this thread:
http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=154459

Click here to download the application from iTunes

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Edited by Doug Brott, 31 March 2009 - 09:32 AM.
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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:39 AM

Folks, the DIRECTV App should be available in the App Store by Monday Morning (March 30, 2009).

Enjoy
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#3 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:59 AM

Excellent job on the First Look, team! Makes me want to switch to an iPhone, but I'll continue using m.directv.com on my Mobile 6 phone for now ... it's just not as nice as the iPhone app.

#4 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:39 AM

Video available @ http://www.facebook....CTV/47835406277

Aslo available @

Edited by Doug Brott, 29 March 2009 - 01:35 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:07 AM

As usual, a very well formated and professional first look everyone! Great job!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:11 AM

Yes, very nice first look! Add this app to the list of reasons to switch to an iPhone.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:15 AM

The application interface looks absolutely sweet.. I would love to see it on other Platforms as well (Treo / Blackberry).

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:17 AM

Great job everyone! Looks great, even if I don't have the iPhone to go with it.

Here's hoping that a Blackberry app is next in line :)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:21 AM

Looks great, even if I don't have the iPhone to go with it.


Works with the iPod Touch too... ;)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:27 AM

Shouldn't "full-featured" remote scheduling include being able to look at the existing schedule for your DVR to avoid conflicts?

A Slingbox/SlingGuide interface is significantly more "full-featured" in terms of remote scheduling and space management.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:52 AM

To me, this reminds me of when Kodak went and started doing stuff outside their area of expertise. They failed.

I wish D* would stick with TV (like providing a HD user interface for the HD boxes) instead of gimmicks like this.

(Yes, I know that I'll be in a significant minority here :) )

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#12 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:55 AM

I wish D* would stick with TV instead of gimmicks like this.


I've used this feature on numerous occasions. Being able to set a recording remotely is really nice. Besides, this is about TV.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:03 PM

Great job guys as usual.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:05 PM

To me, this reminds me of when Kodak went and started doing stuff outside their area of expertise. They failed.

I wish D* would stick with TV (like providing a HD user interface for the HD boxes) instead of gimmicks like this.

(Yes, I know that I'll be in a significant minority here :) )

I don't know if I would call this a "gimmick". It's a tool to make it easy to set recordings on DirecTV DVRs. The interface is great for the casual user and miles ahead of the web based version.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:06 PM

Nice job on the review.

Sure wish they had this for the Verizon Blackberry Storm.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:09 PM

My iPhone looks better all the time. Thanks guys for such a great "First Look".
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:09 PM

I've used this feature on numerous occasions. Being able to set a recording remotely is really nice. Besides, this is about TV.


I have used the m.directv.com site numerous times myself (in fact, I helped two of my friends record shows on their DVR last night using it).

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

Very Nice guys. Looks like a better interface than what is on the HR20 itself.

Just one thing missing....

Ability to locally download show from DVR to iPhone/iPod!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

I hope they'll come up with an app for WM6.1 because this device is what I'm sticking to. Never liked the iPhone operating system and stuff.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:21 PM

Nice job on the review.

Sure wish they had this for the Verizon Blackberry Storm.


Same here. As much as I'd love to get an iPhone, I will NOT switch to AT&T under ANY circumstances.

Back to topic, nice write up! :)
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