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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

DBSTalk is proud to present this first look at the DIRECTV Application for iPad!

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DIRECTV Application for iPad First Look


This is the latest and greatest... the best and newest way to interface with your DIRECTV equipment using the hottest piece of consumer electronics tech available. DBSTalk is proud to have been part of the test program for this app and we're even prouder to show you the results!

Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.
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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:00 AM

You can find the DIRECTV iPad App here:

iTunes Store - DIRECTV iPad App


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#3 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:13 PM

The DIRECTV iPad App has just been made available in the iTunes Store. Enjoy! :)
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#4 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:15 PM

Any word if they'll bring some of the reciever control functionality to the iPhone/iPod touch app?

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:17 PM

Any word if they'll bring some of the reciever control functionality to the iPhone/iPod touch app?


Nothing that I'm aware of ...
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:27 PM

Very nice guys.

Question: If you have multiple DVR's in the same room, will the app (as a remote) automatically know which code set each DVR uses or do you have to set that up somehow on the Ipad?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:28 PM

It will be selectable on the iPad application
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

Downloaded and installed. Only issue, did not find my HR24-500. Had to manually enter IP address.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:31 PM

Very nice guys.

Question: If you have multiple DVR's in the same room, will the app (as a remote) automatically know which code set each DVR uses or do you have to set that up somehow on the Ipad?


Since it is being done over your WIFI connection the remote codes don't come into play.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:46 AM

I would like to especially thank the test team. This First Look is all from material from them... because I don't have an iPad I relied on them for critical information. And of course, a thanks to my friend Doug Brott for all his help here too!
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:39 PM

Just DL'ed it and it is unbelievable! Have to be up early, but I squeezed in a few minutes before bedtime to give it a test run. Well done, indeed!

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:46 PM

Since it is being done over your WIFI connection the remote codes don't come into play.


Ah, yes.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:47 PM

Will they ever (or do they now) have anything like this for laptops? I have my laptop on my coffee table and something like this for it would be nice. Some of us can't afford Ipads yet.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:01 PM

Will they ever (or do they now) have anything like this for laptops? I have my laptop on my coffee table and something like this for it would be nice. Some of us can't afford Ipads yet.


You could always download the iPad emulator from Apple.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:11 PM

You could always download the iPad emulator from Apple.


link? I can't find one on their web site...

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:18 PM

Downloaded and installed. Only issue, did not find my HR24-500. Had to manually enter IP address.


It couldn't find any of my receivers even after manually entering the ip address. Basically this thing doesn't work. Piece of junk APP

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:33 PM

Great Job on the First Look, Stuart. :up:

Especially since you don't have an iPad... yet. :)

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:35 PM

Now it crashes. Looks like they released it too early as it doesn't work when it's up and crashes when you try to make it work. Major update is needed

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:36 PM

It couldn't find any of my receivers even after manually entering the ip address. Basically this thing doesn't work. Piece of junk APP

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Make sure your iPad is connected via WiFi. It won't work via 3G even if you are @ home.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:39 PM

Very good first look. If I ever get an iPad, this is one I will want.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:40 PM

Nice! Great job guys!

So a question.. Can you set up different favorite channels and such for each DVR?

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:42 PM

Deleted and reloaded the APP. It works now. All is good. Even changed the channel on my wife as she was watching TV.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:43 PM

Terrific job guys! Almost makes me want to get an iPad now...

Just curious, does the app allow you to have full control of Series List/To Do List management of each of your DVRs?

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:44 PM

Make sure your iPad is connected via WiFi. It won't work via 3G even if you are @ home.


My iPad is WiFi only. So it has to be connected to my network to work

It was just a bad download. Had to download it again and all is good

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#25 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:54 PM

Terrific job guys! Almost makes me want to get an iPad now...

Just curious, does the app allow you to have full control of Series List/To Do List management of each of your DVRs?

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No. This and lack of streaming are the biggest limitations in this first iteration.
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