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DIRECTV Application for iPad 1.3.1: First Look/Issues/Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:22 AM

DIRECTV's Application for iPad takes the next jump with version 1.3.1, which adds Live TV viewing to the app!

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Please enjoy this visual tour through the new features available in version 1.3 (including those added in 1.2.6.)

DIRECTV App for iPad Walkthough

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   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:23 AM

Live TV is available when connected to the same LAN as your receivers. The following channels are expected to be available on rollout (subject to change without notice):

101 - Audience Network HD
202 - CNN HD
212 - NFL Network HD
213 - MLB Network HD
215 - NHL Network HD
216 - NBA TV HD
217 - Tennis Channel HD
218 - Golf Channel HD
229 - HGTV HD
231 - Food Network HD
237 - Bravo HD
242 - USA Network HD
244 - SyFy Channel HD
245 - TNT HD
247 - TBS HD
248 - FX HD
249 - Comedy Central HD
252 - Lifetime HD
254 - AMC HD
265 - A&E HD
266 - Biography Channel HD
269 - History Channel HD
276 - National Geographic Channel HD
277 - Travel Channel HD
278 - Discovery Channel HD
280 - The Learning Channel HD
281 - Velocity
282 - Animal Planet HD
284 - Science Channel HD
286 - Planet Green HD
296 - Cartoon Network HD
312 - Hallmark Channel HD
355 - CNBC HD
356 - MSNBC HD
359 - Fox Business Network HD
360 - FOX News HD
402 - Univision HD
549 - Showtime Extreme HD
560 - Hallmark Movie Channel HD
562 - MGM HD
603 - VERSUS HD
607 - Speed HD
610 - Big Ten Network HD
619 - FOX Soccer Channel HD


(note: you must have a programming package that includes the channel in order to watch it. )

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 25 October 2011 - 11:46 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:36 AM

Nice

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

Looks like the live streaming is only about 30 seconds or so behind the TV. I would have thought it would be a little longer delay. For me, this is a nice start in terms of channel availability.

Very nice bonus feature to an already great app.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

Nice update. Interesting that some of the Fox channels that are caught in the contract dispute are available for streaming.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:41 AM

Excellent job as usual on the First Look, Stuart. :)

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:43 AM

A very nice offering congrats DirecTV.

Nice job on the Walk-Through as well.

Hopefully we'll see Android version in the future some day too.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:44 AM

Can't wait to try it out when I get home.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:45 AM

Great job on the walkthrough! Very professional as always. :up:

With this update, I think I just gained a new TV in my house! :D

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:49 AM

Great walk thru...great app. Thanks to the testing team and the first look team. Another great job by DirecTV and DBSTalk.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:51 AM

Double-check you actually get 1.3.1. Apple is advertising it in my App Store, but it's still delivering 1.2.6. It can take a day or two for Apple to fully-update the Store cloud.

You can see which version you installed under Settings, About.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:53 AM

Can programs recorded be watched on the iPad app?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

A very nice offering congrats DirecTV.

Nice job on the Walk-Through as well.

Hopefully we'll see Android version in the future some day too.


I hope that happens.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:58 AM

Can programs recorded be watched on the iPad app?

No. Just the LIVE channels listed above.

Hope we can view recordings in the future, tho!
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

Can programs recorded be watched on the iPad app?


No.

I really do hope that gets added in version 1.4.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

The update is now live. I'm using it right now and watching TBS. So far its working great.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

If the ipad doesn't use any of your receivers' tuners, where does the signal come from? Is it the same as VOD: Internet? If so, how fast does your internet need to be to watch Live TV?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

Do I understand correctly that I do NOT need whole home service to see the listed channels on my iPad?

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:03 AM

Can programs recorded be watched on the iPad app?


Recordings can't be viewed on the iPad, and given what the Nomad has to go through to transcode a recording for the iPad I'm not sure it's coming any time soon. It would be nice, but I can't see it happening.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 11:04 AM

You do not need whole home service to the best of my knowledge.
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