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DIRECTV App for iPad (1.5.x) with DIRECTV Everywhere - Issues and Discussion


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#181 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

As a new iPad user and having this app, I've no basis for comparison for mobile apps but there seems to be a few things seemingly logical to me that could help the product immensely.

As I noted prior network firewall settings can adversely affect the unit from remote connections. I should think a time out with some simple message about insufficient network settings would be more user friendly than "loading" forever.

Also it really thrives in an environment where it is on the same network site as your receivers (support group?);) It would be nice to have a program start option that allows you to select a "generic remote" network IPL profile foror your home environment IPL profile so the program load isn't expecting and trying to locate your receiver deployment.

When home I have found the guide searching (once I figured out the interface) to adding to desired DVR's schedules to be incredibly handy.

I've not much need to use it as a remote viewing portal though I have found myself using it because I can once in awhile.

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#182 OFFLINE   Kev4Bama

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:33 AM

With this app can you access and watch shows on your DVR like you can with Directv2pc?

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#183 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:39 AM

With this app can you access and watch shows on your DVR like you can with Directv2pc?


Not at this point. I'm hoping for this too, to be able to start the news or a sports show and watch it on the deck via ipad.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:40 AM

Not at this point. I'm hoping for this too, to be able to start the news or a sports show and watch it on the deck via ipad.


That is exactly what we want it for to watch on our screen porch. We currently use the 2pc program on our laptop but it can be a little cumbersome.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

Not with this version. It is really more like a home programming control centre. You can see what all the receivers are tuned to, change their channels, remotely scedule recordings with a full options set available, look through the playlist while filtering it to list only from selected DVRs if desired.

You can stream some live programming. Not all channels are available for this purpose. Plus you can stream limited on demand content.

Since as a society we seem obsessed with portability, this app has possibilities going forward as well as seemingly a future from a marketing sense.

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With this app can you access and watch shows on your DVR like you can with Directv2pc?


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:33 AM

Remote DVR viewing is scheduled for some time down the road but will likely have to wait for attainment of all the permissions to do so. That's the magic of the Sling and Hava solutions: you don't have to wait on DIRECTV.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

Will sling box work on the IPad?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:02 AM

Will sling box work on the IPad?


Yes, but it looks like it'll cost you an extra $30.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Will sling box work on the IPad?


Yep, works very nicely, but you do have to buy the client as mentioned.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

So when will we be able to stream recorded shows from our DVRs to our iPads?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

So when will we be able to stream recorded shows from our DVRs to our iPads?

+1. Maybe DIRECTV2iOS?
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

So when will we be able to stream recorded shows from our DVRs to our iPads?

See post #186.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

I'd like to watch the Devils/Rangers hockey game tonight but we're going to our neighbors and they only have OTA.

If I plug a receiver into a battery backup and then move the powered up receiver onto my friends network would that work for watching the game on my ipad?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

Remote DVR viewing is scheduled for some time down the road but will likely have to wait for attainment of all the permissions to do so. That's the magic of the Sling and Hava solutions: you don't have to wait on DIRECTV.


And what permissions would that be?

I would say it most likely just has to do with programming the app to allow streaming of recorded content. Permission wise, it would be no different than DirecTV2PC, which is already allowed.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:19 AM

And what permissions would that be?

Mike White said that it was dependent on permission from the content providers.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

Will slingbox/iPad combination work with the whole home system? Which of the
two models is best for this application?
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:06 AM

Will slingbox/iPad combination work with the whole home system? Which of the two models is best for this application?

The Slingbox will work with just about anything modern (30 year old VCRs or combo TVs may not be supported) that has either a composite or component output. Which one you get depends mostly on your upstream bandwidth and how many devices you want to sling.

The one caveat when using DIRECTV's H series equipment is that you'll need to use IR remote mode so the Slingbox can take over the receiver's control.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:45 AM

Not sure if this belongs here or iPad app section but will include in both. (there is a report number associated with this in the CE forum)

Program The Borgias episode "Day of Ashes" recorded 5-13-2012 reports as the pilot episode "Poisoned Chalice" on the currently watching pane of the iPad app. This is repeatable using MRV stream to remote clients or to the client portion of the serving DVR. Program Info shows proper on the viewing cleints themselves.

Report taken while watching stream on server itself. Hosting server is an HR23-700.

I am not seeing this with other episodes, or other programming.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:14 PM

This has probably been beaten to death and asked before, but I know everybody wants a way to view the to do list or scheduler from other dvrs, if its not going to happen, is it at least possible to have it on the ipad app. I ask because everytime i turn it on I see the dvr list of what dvrs are connected on the app I wonder why they cant pull the season passes or to do list like they do the recordings and have it as a seperate box.

I just see it in my head and know its not that simple, but wish upon wish it would happen. I also see tabs to organize by days, times and a doubles button to highlight duplicates.

sorry its probably been beaten to death, horse included.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

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