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DIRECTV App for iPad 1.3.x: Issues/Discussion only (No Jailbreak Talk)


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#26 OFFLINE   bfkidd

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 09:45 AM

At first I could not get it to play sound through the speaker even though other apps worked fine.

There is an apparent bug related to the setting of the side switch.

I changed it from rotate lock to mute then back to rotate lock and I now have sound.

In testing one time I got the network is not responding fast enough. I have everything connected to a gigabit switch with zero other traffic. The iPad was about 5 ft from the wireless AP at the time. I have never had an issue streaming from the DirectTV to PC app.

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#27 ONLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 10:47 AM

Is it a G or N wireless?

You might try changing the channel from the default on your router. If there are a lot of neighbors, you could be getting interference from them. G (or 2.4 GHz N) is also affected more by cordless phones and microwaves.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:20 PM

Does the live streaming only work if you have a HRxx in your network? I don't have any DVR's, only an H20 and two H23's. Both H23's are in my network, but whenever I try to launch live streaming a popup comes up that says "Live streaming unavailable. An HD DVR was not found on your network."

Am I misunderstanding something? Don't see why you would have to have a DVR to use a streaming feature that pulls the programming from your local network...

#29 OFFLINE   Go Beavs

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

Does the live streaming only work if you have a HRxx in your network? I don't have any DVR's, only an H20 and two H23's. Both H23's are in my network, but whenever I try to launch live streaming a popup comes up that says "Live streaming unavailable. An HD DVR was not found on your network."

Am I misunderstanding something? Don't see why you would have to have a DVR to use a streaming feature that pulls the programming from your local network...


Yeah, you need to have an HDDVR on your network. I'm not sure the exact reason but I would guess it has something to do with the extra monthly fee you pay by having one or as an incentive to upgrade.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:25 AM

Finally we can watch live tv like the cable guys have. Thanks

Now only if we could do it anywhere on the channels we subscribe to!!

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:03 AM

Anyone setup a VPN server at home and setup VPN client on the iPad and tried the app? I don't see why it wouldn't work if you were using VPN over wifi. I doubt the app would even detect it.

It should just think your on a local network. I will try it tonight and let you guys know if it works.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:08 AM

It doesn't work, I tried it.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:59 PM

Question I've not seen addressed in either thread. What's the CC (caption) status? If there's an option for it I can't find it. And I don't know about current regs, but the upcoming 'Internet TV' CC additions to the current requirements could/should/might apply here?
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:29 PM

Theirs a new update for it today. But what did it do? I didn't notice anything different.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

Question I've not seen addressed in either thread. What's the CC (caption) status? If there's an option for it I can't find it. And I don't know about current regs, but the upcoming 'Internet TV' CC additions to the current requirements could/should/might apply here?


No captions available. Generally they don't tell what's coming. I expect they do monitor this forum, so this is a good place to cast your vote.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:55 PM

I got today's update too. Not sure what was 'new' about it.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:58 PM

Don't know, but probably bug fix.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:44 PM

Ok so this will only work on my home network, really do I need to watch tv on my iPad if I am home ? I am away from home currently connected via wi-fi this is when and where I would like to view live tv.
Second thing what about recorded programming on my Play List ? Again being able to view away from "home network " would be the true benifit !
Traveling on air plane ect.
Don't tell me about Sling Box either......

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

cancun68, the iPad app doesn't let you view recorded programs where inside or outside your home LAN. Maybe in the future, but not now. If you want a device to do that, you need a [almost said it... instead I'll say...] nomad.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:56 PM

Stuart

Yeah I get that, but isn't that what we really want from a "technology" outfit as DTV?
It's 64 not 68 :)
I would watch on my tv's when home not iPad. The novelty of it would wear off quickly, cool but not all that and a bad of chips barbecued !

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:58 PM

Well, poo. Sorry for that, didn't mean to misnumber you.

And for the record, I'm with you. I want a mobile device to give me programming outside the home. That's why I have a nomad and a [device that dares not speak its name.]
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:02 PM

Well, poo. Sorry for that, didn't mean to misnumber you.

And for the record, I'm with you. I want a mobile device to give me programming outside the home. That's why I have a nomad and a [device that dares not speak its name.]

can you tel me about Nomad please ?
Think this and sb will be obsolete when DTV gives us what we want ?
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:12 PM

Here's a little bit about it: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=197046

It sits on your home LAN, pre-transcodes programs for you into a size that's appropriate for your iOS device, and then allows you to carry them around with you and watch them without any need for connectivity, for up to 30 days.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

Here's a little bit about it: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=197046

It sits on your home LAN, pre-transcodes programs for you into a size that's appropriate for your iOS device, and then allows you to carry them around with you and watch them without any need for connectivity, for up to 30 days.

Thanks, as I asked before, when DTV allows us to view from our Play List on an iPad will devices like this be obsolete ?

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

Thanks, as I asked before, when DTV allows us to view from our Play List on an iPad will devices like this be obsolete ?


I don't know that we will ever get access to our playlist on the road. I think the live streaming like they are now starting to offer in home might eventually be allowed outside the home though.

And I don't see Nomad becoming obsolete for a long time, as there will be a lot of places without free/cheap high speed internet that be good enough for streaming.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

I've also seen some hotels start to charge for streaming. I suspect this will be a trend. Email is free, but higher connection rates will cost more.

The other thing is nomad is great on the plane, or out of the country. I'm off to India on Friday, and I expect slow Internet, and no streaming options at all.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:04 PM

Thanks, as I asked before, when DTV allows us to view from our Play List on an iPad will devices like this be obsolete ?


I don't know for sure... but there will always be a place for a device that lets you take your content with you without needing an internet connection.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:27 PM

And there are lots of places I've enjoyed the live streaming on the iPad, Kitchen, garage, deck, bedroom without turning on the big tv, watching something else while the TV is on without bothering others . . .

And lots of places I've enjoyed Nomad programs on the iPad, waiting rooms, car maintenance, away from home for the weekend . . .haven't been on a plane since I got nomad but that would also work.

There's lots of transition going on and it will take a while for everything to fall out. I'd like streaming anywhere, I'd like a DirecTv2iPad to watch anything on my DVRs in the garage, including almost 'live' of our locals.

Sit back, enjoy what we have, hopefully in 6 months or so, things will be different.

They certainly are from 6 months ago!

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:23 PM

I appreciate everbodies input and opinions.
Ok so the listed price on the DTV webiste is $149.00 for Nomad, is that what everyone is paying ?
What are the differences between this and sling box ? This seems to be proprietary to DTV, is that correct ?
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

I appreciate everbodies input and opinions.
Ok so the listed price on the DTV webiste is $149.00 for Nomad, is that what everyone is paying ?
What are the differences between this and sling box ? This seems to be proprietary to DTV, is that correct ?
I must say this is the best site for all things DTV to get informative answers !!


I paid list price.

nomad is download of video, sling is streaming video. If you have no network or slow network, you don't want to stream. To download, you must be on your home network.

There is also an iPad client that streams, but not all channels. If you prefer streaming, Sling is more flexible. It does put you at risk for your ISP upload cap. Sling is also open to any video input, not just DTV.

nomad is DTV only.

FWIW, I have both Sling and nomad. Since I installed nomad, I've not used the Sling box.

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