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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV Application for iPhone


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#51 OFFLINE   Draconis

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

Very well done (as usual). I hope they port this over to other phone platforms as well. (Android, Windows Moble).

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#52 OFFLINE   tgater

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:31 PM

No just a link to the app.

#53 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

The interface is great for the casual user and miles ahead of the web based version.

So true ... now if collectively we can convince DIRECTV to make m.directv.com a little more robust, they could make ALL mobile uses happy! :)

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:22 PM

i am happy to see it will be more functional that I expected. sweet!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:25 PM

So this is just a very nice interface to the mobile scheduler. That's what I figured, I'm not so sad I got rid of my iPhone anymore. :)


It's more than just an interface to the mobile scheduler and has more features than the mobile scheduler.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

It's more than just an interface to the mobile scheduler and has more features than the mobile scheduler.

True ... I think people really need to read the First Look to appreciate the differences between the features in the iPhone app and the normal web scheduler. There IS a difference...

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

Excellent First Look document, folks. :biggthump

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:32 PM

Very cool. I'll be looking for it in the morning. :sure:

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:37 PM

I read the first look, and I didn't notice any difference in actual functionality...


Well let's see...

1. You can set a recording on more than one DVR at a time.
2. You can browse by date & time.
3. You can browse by channel
4. There are the showcards
5. More information about the show [Original Air Date, longer descriptions, etc]
6. Search results are sorted and put into folders for ease of use

And that's just naming the big ones...
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:41 PM

I think people really need to read the First Look


I'm confused... you mean they should READ the info on the app BEFORE commenting on it????
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:43 PM

1. You can set a recording on more than one DVR at a time.
2. You can browse by date & time.
3. You can browse by channel
4. There are the showcards
5. More information about the show [Original Air Date, longer descriptions, etc]
6. Search results are sorted and put into folders for ease of use


7. Ability to hide adult channels from search results.
8. 'Keep until' selection upon record request.
9. Vibrate confirmation option upon record.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:45 PM

Well let's see...

1. You can set a recording on more than one DVR at a time.
2. You can browse by date & time.
3. You can browse by channel
4. There are the showcards
5. More information about the show [Original Air Date, longer descriptions, etc]
6. Search results are sorted and put into folders for ease of use

And that's just naming the big ones...


7. Ability to hide adult channels from search results.
8. 'Keep until' selection upon record request.
9. Vibrate confirmation option upon record.


10. Filter by "Channels I Get"
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:46 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 :) )


Coming to the thread late, but let me just say . . .

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:48 PM

I read the first look, and I didn't notice any difference in actual functionality...


There's a significant difference and the iPhone app is MUCH easier to use, and frankly just more convenient for me. I talk TV with lots of my friends and I'm rarely sitting in front of a computer when I do. But I've usually ALWAYS got my iPhone within reach. :)

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

I also want to see it made for the Verizion BB Storm Owners, being one myself, I'd love to be able to test it out too !!!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:10 PM

It is good stuff, I will be interested to see how people like it tomorrow when it goes public ;)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

Hey good presentation guys;

But I do think that DirecTV could have done better by at least making the App compatible with the two leading 3G cell phone products upon initial release. The iPhone on AT&T and the Verizon BB storm.

I'm soon to be a Verizon BB storm customer here so no joy in this offering for now, but I have hope for the future though.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:21 PM

Can't wait to check this out! Too bad I can't watch any of the linked videos on my ipod touch.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:26 PM

Great first look! Cant wait till tomorrow Thanks
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

But I do think that DirecTV could have done better by at least making the App compatible with the two leading 3G cell phone products upon initial release. The iPhone on AT&T and the Verizon BB storm.


The most recent information I have seen has the BB Storm not currently in the top 5 in the US in mobile web usage. iPhone (with 50% of all traffic), BB Curve, BB Pearl, Palm Centro and HTC Dream (G1) in that order. I could see them making a separate BB app (a generic one for all BBs...do those run on the Storm) possibly as a second effort, but it's not like they can just make it compatible with both,. This will/would require a separate development effort. The question is whether the market share is enough to warrant the resources to create it. They may well know more when Verizon releases their next set of results this week.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:48 PM

I'm in on the Made for Blackberry crew. I'd use it and it would be available to a much larger audience.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:51 PM

I'm Impressed!!!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:54 PM

Give the BB STORM a chance, it hasn't been out there as long as the iPhone has. But Verizion and Blackberry Have invested alot into them. I have had one since they first came out in Nov 2008, It it a fantastic little platform that has alot of potential as they keep improving the software on the STORM. The STORM is deffinately a phone that will be around a long time to come.

I would also tend to think, that DTV cannot afford to just limit this new App to AT&T Phones.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

im not able to access the first look file it keeps saying the file is damaged and can't be repaired
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:03 PM

im not able to access the first look file it keeps saying the file is damaged and can't be repaired


Hmmm, same here... but it worked fine for me earlier today. :confused:




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