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DIRECTV App for iPad 1.2.6 - Issues/Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

Systems in this software version
Apple iPad


Available starting:
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Download
via iTunes

New in this version
  • Playlist enhancement to view, watch, and delete programs from all your connected HD DVR receivers.
  • Ability to delete programs from the playlist via iPad App*
  • New Movie categories to discover new and popular programs available to watch on DIRECTV.

*This feature was put in as a result of DBSTalk member requests!

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 21 September 2011 - 07:47 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:11 PM

Playlist showing items from multiple DVRs (Trust me, it does.)
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Info popup showing a remote program
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Full info screen showing the ability to delete
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:21 PM

I've been trying this out tonight. It works great. This makes it really useful to use when watching recordings, and it is great to be able to do maintenance on the playlist by deleting entries.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:25 PM

Downloading it right now. Of course I won't be able to use it for a bit though because I'm at work.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:38 PM

Love the unified playlist and the ability to pick which dvrs you see. Not just one or all. Bring that back to the dvr itself!
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:42 PM

Playlist showing items from multiple DVRs (Trust me, it does.)


Looks like someone likes redundancy!
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#7 OFFLINE   WERA689

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:42 PM

And bring it to Android!

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#8 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 07:54 PM

OTA shows are not being shown as recorded on the -1 channels, or being identified differently from the SAT channels. The "Living Room" recording (below right) was actually recorded on WABC-DT, channel 7-1 in NY, but as you can see, it's identified the same as the SAT recording, WABC channel 7.

Why does this matter to me? Whole home OTA playback can be very "choppy", with lots of stuttering and loss of audio after trickplay, if there are other OTA recordings in progress on the client and/or servers. In those cases, I want to be able to select the SAT recording. On the HR's UPL, it's very easy to see which is which. Not so on DAFI, unless I drill down into the show info to see which room it was recorded in. Even then, only I know what's what. Others in the home wouldn't know which HR's are recording OTA instead of SAT.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

And bring it to Android!


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:14 PM

This may have come up before, but if not, seems like one-third of the home screen is being underutilized by the "customize layout" link in the right-most pane.

What if that link was moved down to the empty tab next to "Sports", down at the bottom? That would free up the right-hand column for more interesting data, like "Top Recordings", e.g. Shows folks are scheduling the most, culled from DAFI and iPhone/Android app data.

Just a thought.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:18 PM

Pretty sweet so far!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:20 PM

Trying it now. Sweet!
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#13 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:27 PM

Thanks guys but Sweet had little to do with it. :lol: The DAFI team does read this thread though and I'm sure they appreciate the kind words.
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#14 OFFLINE   Vinny

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:27 PM

Just downloaded and love it already.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

I just got my IPad 2 the other day and this was the first app that I put on. Great app so far
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

This may have come up before, but if not, seems like one-third of the home screen is being underutilized by the "customize layout" link in the right-most pane.

What if that link was moved down to the empty tab next to "Sports", down at the bottom? That would free up the right-hand column for more interesting data, like "Top Recordings", e.g. Shows folks are scheduling the most, culled from DAFI and iPhone/Android app data.

Just a thought.


You can add a third, fourth, twentieth module of your choice to fill that space
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#17 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

You can add a third, fourth, twentieth module of your choice to fill that space

Gotcha. I see that now.

It could be just me, but it wasn't clear to me from the wording in that pane I could do that. If it's not just me, perhaps that space could be filled in with a default, and customize layout could become a tab below?

That said, I noticed there isn't a "Top Recordings" option. I think it would be interesting to see what everyone else is recording, in case I missed a hot show.

Edited by Steve, 21 September 2011 - 08:49 PM.

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#18 OFFLINE   SteveHas

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:47 PM

It would be handier if the delete button wasn't so deep into the program screens, i.e. too many button pushes to get to the delete button.

Just a thought

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:48 PM

It be handier if the delete button wasn't so deep into the program screens, I.e. Too many button pushes to get to the delete button.

Just a thought


Think, how does one delete things on an iPad
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#20 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

Think, how does one delete things on an iPad


Swipey works?

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