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#26 OFFLINE   raott

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:47 AM

Seriously...have you even used the product?


Yes, I've used the product. When it first came out, heard the big splash about Directv EVERYWHERE. Read the first look marketing piece on this site. Was pretty excited because the first look, just like the name of the feature, seemed to indicate I could watch Directv EVERYWHERE. I am a heavy traveler and this would definitely be a great feature.

I was at a hotel, tried it out, my expectations (based on the marketing) were sorely not met, I mean not even close. There was next to nothing to watch outside the home.

But, back to the point of the discussion, are you saying there are now more than 5 channels that can be watched outside the home - ie everywhere?
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

Yes, I've used the product. When it first came out, heard the big splash about Directv EVERYWHERE. Read the first look marketing piece on this site. Was pretty excited because the first look, just like the name of the feature, seemed to indicate I could watch Directv EVERYWHERE. I am a heavy traveler and this would definitely be a great feature.

I was at a hotel, tried it out, my expectations (based on the marketing) were sorely not met, I mean not even close. There was next to nothing to watch outside the home.

But, back to the point of the discussion, are you saying there are now more than 5 channels that can be watched outside the home - ie everywhere?


Yes, there is a lot more now than just the premium channels. The Viacom channels are there as well as a few others.
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#28 OFFLINE   raott

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

Yes, there is a lot more now than just the premium channels. The Viacom channels are there as well as a few others.


No, for live TV on the App, outside the home, there are 5 channels. Audience, AXS.tv, Sony, Shorts and beINHD.

I'm at work and looking at it right now.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

No, for live TV on the App, outside the home, there are 5 channels. Audience, AXS.tv, Sony, Shorts and beINHD.

I'm at work and looking at it right now.


Yes the live TV channels outside the home are still limited to 5. But there has been a huge increase in the amount of on demand content available, not just from the premiums like Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, but from regular channels like A&E, Comedy Central, DIY, History, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, etc.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

Thats only true for mobile devices
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

Thats only true for mobile devices


So then, if not mobile devices how is it "everywhere"?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

Man are you a little wrong http://www.dbstalk.c...819#post3147819


I just don't see it when I use my app outside the house. I see audience and some channel I never heard of. You'd think CNN would work, but I have to use their app with my DTV user ID.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Yes the live TV channels outside the home are still limited to 5. But there has been a huge increase in the amount of on demand content available, not just from the premiums like Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, but from regular channels like A&E, Comedy Central, DIY, History, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, etc.


I realize that, I don't care about streaming inside theme, I have TVs for that. I said, and underlined, outside. For me, streaming live TV outside the home is what is useful, ie a slingbox.

Edited by raott, 22 December 2012 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

As sbl mentioned, only Tivo-based DVRs will work without an active satellite connection. The DirecTV DVRs will shut down within a day or two without an active connection.


I take an HR with me whenever we go on vacation. No active connection and never have had a problem playing recorded content.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

I've read reports elsewhere in DBSTalk that refute that. I'd also surmise that the newer the DVR, the shorter the time it can go without a signal. So if you have an HR20-xxx, you may be in luck.


Took a 24-500 with me this year and it worked fine for the whole week. Just had the power cord and an HDMI cord. And a TV.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

^And the reports you read were wrong.

You will not be able to access the recordings as DirecTV has it set forth where to get the DVR features on their manufactured dvrs, you have to pay monthly for the DVR service fee. No sat. signal means no service. The box is useless.

Only TIVO HD DVR's can do that from my understanding.


Your understanding is wrong.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Yes, as to "I have read reports".... your experience is different.

How many days? I believe the OP was needing only a few days.

One's MMV.


I get 7 days with no problem. 24-500.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

I don't remember how many days. Maybe three or four. But I've heard from others that it can vary considerably. Some folks have claimed as much as a week, yet others get cut after just a few hours. Probably has something to do with how often the DVR checks for a "live" satellite feed.


They do check for a feed and you do get 771s, but the recorded content plays just as it does at home. I've never tried it for more than 7 days.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

Man are you a little wrong http://www.dbstalk.c...819#post3147819


Actually, that person was right. DirecTV everywhere works off of Wireless internet with smartphones and the IPad. It finds the wirless network in your house and uses the hd dvr connected to the cck wireless or coax (but a wireless router has to be in the house connected to the network for coax). If you are away from home it is not going to find the hd dvr with the cck making directv "Everywhere" is useless. It is only everywhere in your house. DirecTV did that as they have the DirecTV nomads which REALLY allows you to use it everywhere.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

nope there are channels you can access with a laptop or tablet or phone now that i think about....just not using the app...you have to log into the website
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

i just did it when i was in branson on my laptop and watched something on tbs
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

They do check for a feed and you do get 771s, but the recorded content plays just as it does at home. I've never tried it for more than 7 days.


You da man! Thanks to actual facts and experience by you and others here, I was inspired to take my HR20 to my GFs house for this Xmas day, as I am giving her sons a medium Sammy for a present, and wanted to have something that'd play HD stuff. Sure enough, testing it at home yesterday, it plays stuff from months ago (when I unplugged it; it hasn't seen a sat. since then) just fine. So, it'll be great for a demo. And, ugh, they have Dish, not even sure if it's HD....

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thanks to actual facts and experience by you and others here, I was inspired to take my HR20 to my GFs house for this Xmas day, as I am giving her sons a medium Sammy for a present, and wanted to have something that'd play HD stuff. Sure enough, testing it at home yesterday, it plays stuff from months ago (when I unplugged it; it hasn't seen a sat. since then) just fine.

OK...you're now assigned as the director of media entertainment in a couple of weeks. ;):D
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

OK...you're now assigned as the director of media entertainment in a couple of weeks. ;):D


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

i just did it when i was in branson on my laptop and watched something on tbs


I meant to ask about this before the holidays hit. Exactly where are you going on the Directv website to view additional live channels outside of the home. When I tried this via my laptop, outside the home, there were no additional live channels to watch other than what was available via the iPad. There are links to a number of individual shows, but nothing for live TV.

You specifically mentioned TBS, the only thing I see regarding TBS is a link to the TBS website from the Directv website.
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