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DirecTV App for iPhone v2.2.x - Issues/Discussion


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#61 ONLINE   David Ortiz

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

My wife got her iPhone 5 on Friday. The DirecTV and Sunday Ticket apps both fail to utilize the whole screen. There is black all around the picture. On top, bottom, left, and right sides. Since I am anti-Apple, I don't know how to tell her to zoom the image to fill the screen when watching video. How do you do this?

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If you double tap the image it should zoom to fill the height, but you will still have black bars on the short sides.

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#62 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

I thought the iPhone 5 was true 16:9 and one of the advantages was full screen video actually fit the screen better. I know the app may have boarders top and bottom, but when a system call is made to invoke the video processing in ios6 on an iPhone 5, the render property specifies the 16:9 aspect ratio. Isn't directv complying with apple's spec?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:01 AM

Issue: Search Results Don't Match Guide
I performed a search for Vegas today in the app as I heard the premiere was tonight after the NCIS premieres. The search results that came up when I performed a Search for Vegas did not list the showings I expected as the first episode listed was for 2am and another at 5am.

I then performed a search by listing all shows on a channel. In that case, the results only had two airings of the pilot: tonight at 10pm and Saturday at 8pm.

Here are some screenshots from the app. The first two are from the Search results. The next two are from selecting the show from the Channel Listing.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

Issue: Search Results Sorted by Date is Incorrect
When viewing upcoming episodes of a show, it does not show it in correct order if the airings are in September and October. Instead of showing Sept.'s airings first, it is displaying Oct.'s first. I assume this is because the "1" as part of the number for "10" for Oct. is less than the "9" for Sept.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:41 PM

Why doesn't DTV allow streaming from the DVR to the iPhone or iPad app?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

Why doesn't DTV allow streaming from the DVR to the iPhone or iPad app?


I think it needs to be transcoded in real time, on the fly. Neither the DVR or iPhone have that kind of horsepower. DirecTV2PC can do it but the sys requirements for smooth playback are pretty steep. The full power of a PC is used in that case.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

I think it needs to be transcoded in real time, on the fly. Neither the DVR or iPhone have that kind of horsepower. DirecTV2PC can do it but the sys requirements for smooth playback are pretty steep. The full power of a PC is used in that case.


So it can stream live TV but not recorded. Strange.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

So it can stream live TV but not recorded. Strange.


Live tv is already in a native format that is easily decoded by ios. It streams from servers at DirecTV over the Internet.

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My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:29 PM

I just tried the Live TV for the first time yesterday.

Worked OK, but I really wish I could stream from my DVR's tuner live or recording, not from the internet.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:29 AM

New update (v. 2.3.0) brings live streaming outside the home for the iPhone. Also optimized for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

New update (v. 2.3.0) brings live streaming outside the home for the iPhone. Also optimized for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5.

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Good catch.

New thread has been created for the new version.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

Looks like another update to the iPhone app.

http://appadvice.com...ectv-for-iphone

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

Looks like another update to the iPhone app.

http://appadvice.com...ectv-for-iphone


"DirecTV Anywhere". :lol:

I also like the reference that a small percentage of channels will be available... Well, it's two channels...

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

Mods... Can you please replace this thread with the one for the current version?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:42 AM

*edit

Sorry wrong version. Found the proper post.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

About a month ago I gave iphone app a spin, and was able to watch all the channels available on my iPhone. Yesterday I tried it again the and the only channels I could play is Audience, AXSTV, Sony HD, and SHRTHD. All the other channels are grayed out. When I click on one of the other channels, i get "No HD DVR receiver found. I click retry, and still nothing. I then put in the IP address of the receiver, it says receiver can't be found. Both are on the same network. I have also restarted the reciever.




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