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


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#121 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:42 AM

I think the problem comes down to the dual nature of that switch. Apple is trying to maintain both uses and still keep compatibility with apps that aren't using the switch properly. So DIRECTV has to work harder to keep as many users as possible happy.
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#122 OFFLINE   markrogo

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

It should be...

Try setting a recording for tonight's NFL game on NFL Network... it should prompt you to extend the recording.

This prompt is driven by a data flag provided by the content provider, so it is possible that for the recording you were trying... wasn't set correctly.


Would be nice if the website would provide this option when setting recordings. It's the worst omission on the site. :(

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:22 PM

Would be nice if the website would provide this option when setting recordings. It's the worst omission on the site. :(


I dunno about worst omission.

Not being able to view the to do list and series priorities is a pretty big omission.

Though baby steps, I suppose.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:50 PM

It should be...

Try setting a recording for tonight's NFL game on NFL Network... it should prompt you to extend the recording.

This prompt is driven by a data flag provided by the content provider, so it is possible that for the recording you were trying... wasn't set correctly.

No "Add 30 minutes to this live recording" type prompt, but I also didn't see your post until 40 minutes into the game. So I'm not sure if that made any difference.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:47 PM

No "Add 30 minutes to this live recording" type prompt, but I also didn't see your post until 40 minutes into the game. So I'm not sure if that made any difference.


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:45 PM

I'm trying to con the DirecTV app to "think" it's up to date for reasons we can't talk about here. Anyway no success.. get "An invalid version number detected. Please uninstall and reinstall application."

Just throwing that out there to show that this app has gotten much smarter since it's first inception. If you want to talk more about it, you know where to find me from here on out.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:06 AM

I dunno about worst omission.

Not being able to view the to do list and series priorities is a pretty big omission.

Though baby steps, I suppose.


OK, fair point.. There is much missing. My point was, you can "run the guide" rather quickly but you can't add the extra time... It's a bummer and doesn't really make any sense. But it's also pretty off topic.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:14 AM

When I went to set up a recording of a hockey game, the iPad app didn't ask me if I wanted to add 30 minutes to the recording because it was a live game (like the DVR does).


It should be...

Try setting a recording for tonight's NFL game on NFL Network... it should prompt you to extend the recording.


AHA! Just checked again, and if I choose tonight's NFL game from the Guide, I get the additional dialog. If I choose it from the Sports listing page, I do not.

[Previously, I was referring to the dialog, not the additional alert for live broadcasts.]


"from the Guide" is the operative phrase. The add 30 minutes doesn't pop up if you set a live event to record from other modules (I was using the Live Stream section). Just set a hockey game to record tonight from the guide and it worked fine.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:36 AM

"from the Guide" is the operative phrase. The add 30 minutes doesn't pop up if you set a live event to record from other modules (I was using the Live Stream section). Just set a hockey game to record tonight from the guide and it worked fine.


Quite right, but it's also cool that there's a dialog in all events to lengthen the recording time.
Now, a weird thing, re NFL game last night: In testing this, I set it to record via both methods- the sports Guide (pre-game, and of course, not streaming!)- and the regular Guide. Nothing recorded at all.....! Could one cancel the other?
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

I read through all 6 pages of the thread and maybe I missed it but does any one know if there is any plans to develop this for Android? I have a Asus Transformer that I would love to user with this!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:51 PM

Yes there will be an Android app. I don't know what platforms will be supported or when it will come out.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:19 PM

Yes there will be an Android app. I don't know what platforms will be supported or when it will come out.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:04 PM

Yes there will be an Android app. I don't know what platforms will be supported or when it will come out.


Announced platforms are on the Directv nomad page:
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:13 PM

Yup, but those are for nomad, this thread is for the DIRECTV iPad app. They aren't the same thing. ;) :)

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:27 PM

Yes there will be an Android app.

And that would be one of the last apps I need to dump my iPad for an ICS tablet. Good news indeed.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

I've used the streaming a few times, and I find that the quality of the stream is not very consistent. I've watched 4 or 5 different channels, and the quality always ranges from very good to almost unwatchable at times. Other times, it pauses and then restarts from a previous spot in the stream, so I see the same part of the show several times.

Is this typical for you guys, or do I have some sort of issue? We stream Hulu and Netflix all the time, so I don't think there's a bandwidth issue on my connection.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:26 AM

I've used the streaming a few times, and I find that the quality of the stream is not very consistent.

I had quality issues and experienced the stream backing up for the first few days after the update, but it's been great for me since.

I'm not saying that it's been perfect since then, but toiletvision has been pretty solid for me.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:09 AM

--SNIP=-- toiletvision has been pretty solid for me.


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:16 AM

DIRECTV App for iPad is updated to 1.3.6 in the app store this morning.

Improvements listed as "Stability enhancements".

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:07 AM

I got the 1.3.6 update last night, did a few quick tests. Quality was consistently better than it had been before, and one time the feed stalled out, it recovered quickly.

Hopefully they have worked out more of the bugs...

What's the plan for channel offerings? Is there a thread discussing that?




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