Why not be mad at Apple for not designing the iPad the way you want it?
Does Apple promise that using a jailbroken device will work will all apps developed by others? Here's an idea, if you want to use the DIRECTV app then don't jailbreak you iPad.
I'm not mad at Apple I just don't use any Apple devices. The only ones I know of in the entire family are two Ipods and they were won as prizes. If they were not won in drawings they would not have been bought.
No Tablets either of any brand.
That Apple is a control freak about their devices is a good reason not to buy along with the cost.
What proof do you have of this?
When I had both services years ago and I wanted locals, back before they rolled them out everywhere. D* said sorry, E* gave me NYC and LA.
That cost E* in the long run but they were more prone to push the limits.
It would be nice to be able to attach your external drive to any DIRECTV dvr. I'm sure they are trying to prevent something like this happening. Someone that pays for the premium channels, records several movies. Then they let their friend that only has the entertainment package, borrow the drive, attach it to their dvr and watch premium programming for free. That takes potential revenue out of DIRECTV's pocket.
That isn't the fear at all. From My understanding of it. All content moved to the Dishnetwork external is encrypted. The drive as I understand it only works on DVRs that are on the same account using a Key tied to that specific account.
DirecTV could do that to by locking the drive to only work on a specific account, Instead they tie it to the DVR so that when that DVR dies the contents are lost. I'm speculating now that it may be done that way since the external replaces the internal with DirecTV rather than working along with the internal like Dish does.
107 megs for $107?! I would be all over that! The 100meg connection here is over $200. So envious right now...
My Cable company offers Ultimate 101meg for $100 a month.
The only time I've EVER had issues with Netflix rebuffering was if there was a problem with my internet feed of my own hardware. Happens VERY infrequently (seldom enough that I'd like to say never)....rebooting a router usually takes care of it.
I've got 20mbps service and I stream Netflix over my wireless system, through the wireless CCK of my whole house system to my PS3. Speed test on my PS3 normally shows I'm getting about 13mbps over my wireless N network, perfect for streaming HD content with 5.1DD surround sound without any rebuffering or stuttering, or retraining resolution.
If you're having issues, checking internet speed at your PC isn't much help. When I've had issues (like I said, VERY seldom) my internet speed can look perfect, but when I get to the end of the pipe (so to speak) I find I'm only feeding the PS3 about 500kbps....reboot of the W-CCK or the router fixes me right up.
If I'm reading it right you are saying you lose 1/3 of the internet speed by being wireless? I only run wired on a Gigabit network at home. I'll go so far as to say that the first thing I did when I upgraded the router to one with Gigabit ports was go into the configuration and turn off the wireless. I had no problem getting wires to all three floors. Includes the basement wher ethe Modem, router and switch are. I may be lucky in that the old hot air ducts were left in the walls when the conversion to baseboard was done.
They do make handy wire chases to go from the basement to every room.