Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

DIRECTV App for iPad 1.7.x: Issues/Discussion


  • Please log in to reply
58 replies to this topic

#26 OFFLINE   The Merg

The Merg

    1*

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 10,285 posts
  • LocationNorthern VA
Joined: Jun 24, 2007

Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

Why won't DTV allow me to stream recorded shows to the iPhone or iPad apps?


It's a feature request that we've asked for. While it is still a possibility, it does not seem like it will happen.

- Merg

Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.

SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#27 OFFLINE   The Merg

The Merg

    1*

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 10,285 posts
  • LocationNorthern VA
Joined: Jun 24, 2007

Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

Issue: Sports on Today Does Not Give Option to Watch on iPad
I selected a baseball game listed in Sports on Today. I was presented with the options of Watch on TV, Info, and Record. When selecting Watch on TV, I get to choose between MLBN and MLBN HD. MLBN is one of the networks that streams Live to the iPad app. This option should be similar to the Watch option if I had selected Info. There you get the option to Watch on TV or Watch on iPad. When it brought up the channels for the game after selecting Watch on TV, there should be an option at the bottom for Watch on iPad there.

Issue: Sports on Today Channel Listing Shows Hidden Channels
When selecting to watch a game on TV, you are provided a list of channels the game is on. This list will include SD versions of channels (i.e. MLBN and MLBN HD) even though I have the settings in the app to hide SD duplicates.

- Merg

Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.

SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


#28 OFFLINE   The Merg

The Merg

    1*

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 10,285 posts
  • LocationNorthern VA
Joined: Jun 24, 2007

Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:57 PM

Issue: Search Doesn't Find Shows in Guide
I'm guessing this is an issue. When entering in the name of a show in the Search box, it always finds matches and displays them below the box. When doing a search for Arrow and Chicago Fire, it would not find them. I needed to do a Keyword Search and then select TV Shows. I'm not not sure if this is just Smart Search not working or if not all shows appear on the drop down list. Here are some screen shots...

- Merg

Attached Thumbnails

  • image-4075426951.jpg
  • image-2163524722.jpg
  • image-1635674621.jpg
  • image-592042146.jpg

Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.

SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


#29 OFFLINE   Jon

Jon

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 146 posts
Joined: Nov 03, 2007

Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

Also have the out of sync playlist issue since IOS 6. Re-installed the app and that cleared up the list. The problem is now back. Refreshing the playlist does not work. Seems like the app needs to be made IOS 6 compatible. Only DVR is an HR34.


Is DTV aware of this issue? If so are they working a resolution?

Thanks,
John

#30 OFFLINE   litzdog911

litzdog911

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 11,865 posts
  • LocationMill Creek, WA
Joined: Jun 23, 2004

Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:19 AM

Is DTV aware of this issue? If so are they working a resolution?

Thanks,
John


Yes, they monitor these issues threads, so they're aware of the problem and are likely working on a solution.
HD DVRs: HR34-700; HR24-500; (2) HR20-700 + WD eSATA 1TB drive/Antec MX1 case; HR21-700; HR21-200 w/AM21
Receivers: H25-500 HD Receiver; H21-100 HD Receiver
Mobile Devices: Nomad

Additional equipment configuration details

Sun & moon help site your satellite dish


#31 ONLINE   dennisj00

dennisj00

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 9,377 posts
  • LocationLake Norman, NC
Joined: Sep 27, 2007

Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Scheduling a recording of an NFL game from the Sports page doesn't ask about adding an additional amount of time.

Scheduling from the guide does.

We don't own the hotel . . . We don't know when we check out!

My Setup / Weather at Lake Norman!/ Boathouse BEES
DLB, MRV, nomad, HDGUI are HERE! . . . We're DONE!


#32 OFFLINE   The Merg

The Merg

    1*

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 10,285 posts
  • LocationNorthern VA
Joined: Jun 24, 2007

Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:29 PM

Issue: Titles Cut Off in Live TV Panel
When viewing the names of shows listed for channels in the Live TV panel, the titles are cut off when there is plenty of space to display the titles. The only channes that seems to use the whole width are those that allow viewing "On The Go".

- Merg

Attached Thumbnails

  • image-2231560741.jpg

Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.

SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


#33 OFFLINE   lugnutathome

lugnutathome

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 3,003 posts
  • LocationWoodburn, OR
Joined: Apr 13, 2009

Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

Issues

program search doesn't look full 2 weeks out (heck today even 1 week). This AM I went to schedule an SL for Once Upon a Time so I can shift it to a newer DVR and it found no new episodes. Bringing up the program guide on a DVR did and allowed me to schedule.

Known issue. Deleted shows still haunting the playlist.

Don "have an HR20-700 that's going to be outsourced soon" Bolton

Go fast, turn left, repeat until done.


#34 OFFLINE   Dan B

Dan B

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 114 posts
Joined: Mar 06, 2007

Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

I scheduled a recording with the app this weekend for the first time, and it did not record.

#35 OFFLINE   The Merg

The Merg

    1*

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 10,285 posts
  • LocationNorthern VA
Joined: Jun 24, 2007

Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

I scheduled a recording with the app this weekend for the first time, and it did not record.


If you can, post what the History on the DVR says about the recording.

- Merg

Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.

SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


#36 OFFLINE   The Merg

The Merg

    1*

  • Topic Starter
  • DBSTalk Club
  • 10,285 posts
  • LocationNorthern VA
Joined: Jun 24, 2007

Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:27 AM

Issue: Date/Time Field in Search Results Too Small
When performing a search and getting a list of results, the Time column is not wide enough for long dates/times. In this case, Wed. 10/17 at 10 pm is shown as "Wed. 10/17, 22:..." I've attached a screen shot showing the issue.

- Merg

Attached Thumbnails

  • image-1073099446.jpg

Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.

SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom

HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom


#37 OFFLINE   samthegam

samthegam

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 73 posts
Joined: Dec 11, 2011

Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

One issue I noticed is that for my HR34-700 the "Currently Watching" just says updating and does not show the current channel tuned to. I do have the settings set to allow. It does display this information properly for my HR24-500 and H25-100.

#38 OFFLINE   Dan B

Dan B

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 114 posts
Joined: Mar 06, 2007

Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

If you can, post what the History on the DVR says about the recording.

- Merg

Sorry for the late reply. Just checked, and it says "This remote recording (serial #=xxx) was not recorded because the program was no longer available. (3010/0/)"

#39 OFFLINE   Jon

Jon

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 146 posts
Joined: Nov 03, 2007

Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

Playlist Issues:

1) Filter is set for newest to oldest yet the app displays 'A' to 'Z'

2) Deleted programs are displayed.

I originally thought these were iOS 6 issues but the same issues exist in iOS 5.

Hope they update soon as I really like this app!

John

#40 OFFLINE   F1 Fan

F1 Fan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 838 posts
Joined: Aug 28, 2007

Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

I am new to the ipad app and it is 10000% better than the android one (shame on Directv for such a huge difference).

1. I am not sure if I should be able to watch recorded shows from my DVRs on the iPad. I can watch live tv but not recorded shows in home? I thought the Nomad was to let me take them with me, but are they forcing us to buy it to watch in home too? I can use my pc with Directv2PC but not my ipad, but I can watch live tv on my ipad but not on the PC? Confused.

2. I was in a hotel this week and went to watch live tv on my ipad. The list was blank. I know that at least audience network was available.

3. When I got back home and went to watch live tv, the list was still blank. I could not get it back. I had to delete the app then download it again and all was good.

4. I then went to look at my playlist and it showed refreshing my dvrs. Then they had green ticks next to them, but nothing else. I waited for 10 minutes, all green ticks but no playlist. Deleted the app and downloaded again and the playlist was good - still cant watch on ipad though (see #1).

I am on the new ipad with ios6 if that helps.

The deleting and downloading then logging in again is only about 5 minutes so not a biggie but thought I should mention it as an issue/bug.

Love the app! Love the live tv in home! Love the remote! Love the currently playing! Love the guide! Just need these couple of minor bugs and would love to watch my playlist on the ipad in home (I understand no out of home - slingbox style - but I can get around that with vpn). Just dont understand the reasoning (or should I be able to and I have a problem with my app?) when I can watch it on my pc and I can watch live tv?
HR34-700, HR24-100, 3x H25-100s, MRV on DECA, SWM16

#41 ONLINE   dennisj00

dennisj00

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 9,377 posts
  • LocationLake Norman, NC
Joined: Sep 27, 2007

Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:24 AM

While there are some live channels available on the iPad app, the only way to watch from your DVR playlist is through nomad.

nomad sits on your network and has clients for PC, iPhone/iPad, Mac and soon android that you request nomad to transcode and download to the client.

It's extremely handy while traveling or away from home because you don't need an internet connection to watch the downloaded content.

We don't own the hotel . . . We don't know when we check out!

My Setup / Weather at Lake Norman!/ Boathouse BEES
DLB, MRV, nomad, HDGUI are HERE! . . . We're DONE!


#42 OFFLINE   Jon

Jon

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 146 posts
Joined: Nov 03, 2007

Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

I noticed the mother ship updated the iPhone App, does anyone know when the iPad App will be updated as it has more issues than the iPhone App?

Edited by Jon, 30 October 2012 - 04:47 PM.


#43 OFFLINE   betterdan

betterdan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 929 posts
Joined: May 22, 2007

Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

1.7.2 won't stream video to the apple tv via air play. It will stream audio however. I bought an Apple TV hoping my wife could use her new ipad 4 with the Directv app to stream Directv channels to the tv since we don't have a sat box in the bedroom. Disappointed the app is broke and won't allow it. I read it used to work before this update.

Edit: Just found out how to enable air play mirroring and it does work that way. Not sure if it makes a difference but I imagine the way you are supposed to do it through the Directv app would result in a better picture. Anyone know?

Edited by betterdan, 02 November 2012 - 08:48 PM.


#44 ONLINE   dennisj00

dennisj00

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 9,377 posts
  • LocationLake Norman, NC
Joined: Sep 27, 2007

Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

I think the picture quality is the same. I haven't seen a difference in mirroring with other video apps like HBO/Go.

Last time I checked, the HDMI cable also worked.

We don't own the hotel . . . We don't know when we check out!

My Setup / Weather at Lake Norman!/ Boathouse BEES
DLB, MRV, nomad, HDGUI are HERE! . . . We're DONE!


#45 OFFLINE   betterdan

betterdan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 929 posts
Joined: May 22, 2007

Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:11 AM

I think the picture quality is the same. I haven't seen a difference in mirroring with other video apps like HBO/Go.

Last time I checked, the HDMI cable also worked.


Not sure what you mean by last time you checked the HDMI cable worked. :confused:

#46 ONLINE   dennisj00

dennisj00

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 9,377 posts
  • LocationLake Norman, NC
Joined: Sep 27, 2007

Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

I haven't checked the HDMI output on the iPad since 1.7 update. I'll try it today or tomorrow.

We don't own the hotel . . . We don't know when we check out!

My Setup / Weather at Lake Norman!/ Boathouse BEES
DLB, MRV, nomad, HDGUI are HERE! . . . We're DONE!


#47 OFFLINE   betterdan

betterdan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 929 posts
Joined: May 22, 2007

Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

You mean connecting the ipad to the tv via an HDMI cable? Never even tried that.

#48 OFFLINE   betterdan

betterdan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 929 posts
Joined: May 22, 2007

Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

I just saw this on Apple's site for our ipad with retina (ipad4)

AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter; video playback up to 1080p (sold separately)

We have the 3rd generation Apple TV so anytime we do video mirroring to the TV no matter how it will be up to 720P. Video streaming will be up to 1080P.

So it looks like it would be better quality if they would fix the Directv app so we can use video streaming with air play instead of video mirroring.

#49 OFFLINE   johnteeee

johnteeee

    AllStar

  • Registered
  • 61 posts
  • LocationBuffalo, NY
Joined: Apr 03, 2005

Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Greetings..........

I cannot stream or watch anything on my iPad.
The system comes back with "Streaming video temporarily not available"(2100)
error no matter what I try to watch!!
My setup:

Single HR-24 networked with ethernet cable.
iPad 3 networked wirelessly through Apple Extreme Airport.
Apple TV 2G.

Any input is much appreciated.

#50 ONLINE   dennisj00

dennisj00

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 9,377 posts
  • LocationLake Norman, NC
Joined: Sep 27, 2007

Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

Reboot your router if you haven't. I assume your iPad sees your DVR?

We don't own the hotel . . . We don't know when we check out!

My Setup / Weather at Lake Norman!/ Boathouse BEES
DLB, MRV, nomad, HDGUI are HERE! . . . We're DONE!





Protected By... spam firewall...And...