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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV Application for iPhone


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#21 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:21 PM

Another fine first look indeed...great work folks. :)

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#22 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

looks great. (blackberry user here - maybe someday :))
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:31 PM

Nice job guys, and it looks like a very nice app. No go for me though due to being a blackberry user.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:44 PM

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.


I believe with the Slingbox, you are interfacing directly with your IRD, while the DirecTV App just sends the request via the Satellite downlink. That is why the option is there for if possible or definitely.

DirecTV would need to keep a constantly updated database from ever DVR that is enabled to give live scheduling conflict. That is just not fesaible...

The App looks very cool, if I ever had an iPhone, it would be on there
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:47 PM

I used this app on my iPod Touch and it works just a good. I am on Verizon Wireless and not AT&T. So, you guys that are not on AT&T an ipod Touch is a good alternative.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:53 PM

Excellent job on the first look, guys! Now for an app for the BlackBerry.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:54 PM

Great news. Now I can justify the ipod touch I purchased this week
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

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! :)


Impressive review guys... nice job.

As for AT&T, I've been saying the same thing since the iPhone came out. But, after a traumatic switch about 4 months ago I've had to eat a few of my words re AT&T. Even here in the boonies, it's mostly 3G and absolutely no complaints so far.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:18 PM

You guys did a wonderful job. I think DirecTV and Apple should pay you all some royalties. Your work is bound to help increase sales. Keep it up.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:28 PM

I'll be grabbing this for my Touch. I've been a Verizon customer forever and have no interest in switching to AT&T, so my iPod Touch makes me a very happy person. The Apps, especially, are amazing. Looking forward to this one. Thanks for the heads-up because I didn't know about it. Cool.

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#31 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:36 PM

The Video has been posted on Youtube as well:


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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:32 PM

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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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:47 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.


+ 6.1 (lol, get it?)

great job guys !!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:04 PM

I got iPhones to test AT&T last month (probably the week the selection closed) after being a Verizon customer since '84 or so when they weren't Verizon and cell phones were big as a lunch box (and weren't called cell phones!)

It's been a very positive conversion and I'll be dumping our Verizon contract in a couple of weeks as it expires.

Looking forward to adding this app tommorow!

Good job guys!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:11 PM

I got interviewed over at theappshow.com about the new app:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1316551
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:33 PM

How are some of you running it already?
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

There was a field trial conducted with a few members here .. The App will be available to everyone by tomorrow morning.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

I got interviewed over at theappshow.com about the new app:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1316551


Nice!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

I got interviewed over at theappshow.com about the new app:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1316551


VERY cool!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:43 PM

Very nice work on the First Looks document.

Very informative and professional. ;)

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