Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:29 AM
Are you on a Mac? If so, you can sync your iPad with iTunes, then open /Applications/Console.app. On the left, click Show Log List (if it is not showing) and open Files->~/Library/Logs then CrashReporter, then MobileDevice, then your iPad name. You should see some log files for the directv app. If you can copy one of them (they might be large), I might be able to point out something going on.
As an iOS Developer, I've sometimes found it best to just delete the app and download it again. This deletes the data associated with the app, including preferences and other caches, data files, etc, that the app may have created. If one of these has had bad data written to it (like via a bug) and then the code that read that data isn't guarded properly, things can blow up. The crash logs may point out a clue (and then we can report it to DTV)