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DirecTV App for iPad v1.9.x: Issues/Discussion


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#26 ONLINE   gpg

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

The Ipad app is not working for me now when I try to use the "Watch on Ipad" feature. The loading icon just keeps spinning. I can watch live tv via the guide however.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:37 PM

Got a new DECA and works for while and than stops working. :(

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Got a new DECA and works for while and than stops working. :(

If you haven't already done this, you try uninstalling the app from the iPad and then re-installing it. Sometimes that stabilizes things.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:12 AM

If you haven't already done this, you try uninstalling the app from the iPad and then re-installing it. Sometimes that stabilizes things.


I have already tried it.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:32 AM

Do the lights on the DECA module stay green? (Activity blinks)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

Do the lights on the DECA module stay green? (Activity blinks)


Yes they do.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

DAFI has now been updated to v1.9.9 and is available in the App Store. This appears to be a bug fix release.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for posting this. Hoping the issue with the docking connector not passing audio was fixed!

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DAFI has now been updated to v1.9.9 and is available in the App Store. This appears to be a bug fix release.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Is the1.9.9 for the iPad ?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Is the1.9.9 for the iPad ?


Yes.

DAFI = DirecTV App for iPad

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Yes.

DAFI = DirecTV App for iPad

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Great, I will download it when I get home to see if it works.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

I was about to update the Directv Ipad app then something tells me to check the reviews first which you could always expect to be bad reviews, and it was but also checked here to verify and now I'm sticking to the previous version which works fine, lessons learned ALWAYS CHECK FOR REVIEWS FIRST, then decided to update or not depending on how well or bad the previous version worked.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

I was about to update the Directv Ipad app then something tells me to check the reviews first which you could always expect to be bad reviews, and it was but also checked here to verify and now I'm sticking to the previous version which works fine, lessons learned ALWAYS CHECK FOR REVIEWS FIRST, then decided to update or not depending on how well or bad the previous version worked.


I am curious on what particular item you saw in the limited reviews, that lead you to this conclusion.

As of this moment: 50 people have rated the app.
38 of them are 4 & 5 Star
8 are 3 star.
4 2 and 1 star.

Only 8 people have written any comments.

Of those, only 2 are below 3 star.

So what review was there (That I am missing), is causing you concern on upgrading.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I am curious on what particular item you saw in the limited reviews, that lead you to this conclusion.

As of this moment: 50 people have rated the app.
38 of them are 4 & 5 Star
8 are 3 star.
4 2 and 1 star.

Only 8 people have written any comments.

Of those, only 2 are below 3 star.

So what review was there (That I am missing), is causing you concern on upgrading.


What I'm reading here makes me want to wait for another update, but then again is been working fine for me so as they say if it ain't broke don't fix it or in this case try to update :D

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

What I'm reading here makes me want to wait for another update, but then again is been working fine for me so as they say if it ain't broke don't fix it or in this case try to update :D


Any particular one, as I have gone back and looked at the 8 comments that were posted... and curious on what issue you are seeing in those comments.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Any particular one, as I have gone back and looked at the 8 comments that were posted... and curious on what issue you are seeing in those comments.


The Ipad app is not working for me now when I try to use the "Watch on Ipad" feature. The loading icon just keeps spinning. I can watch live tv via the guide however.


This and other ones I read in the App Store but also I'm in no hurry to update unless there's more live tv channels or other features, don't get me wrong I updated before on many occasions just not this one for now.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

At least one "review" went off with one star solely due to "lack of Airplay". Sheesh. Another because his home network doesn't work.

I don't bother with iTunes reviews of apps from places I trust. Too many crazies and angry folks out there anyway.

Works just fine for me.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

At least one "review" went off with one star solely due to "lack of Airplay". Sheesh. Another because his home network doesn't work.

I don't bother with iTunes reviews of apps from places I trust. Too many crazies and angry folks out there anyway.

Works just fine for me.

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I don't either but i sometimes read some of em before making bad decisions on my part before doing anything maybe I'm looking for the sweet spot review or just too skeptical I guess.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

It pays to be skeptical!

At the same time, I am convinced there's a bunch of folks who comb through Yelp, iTunes, etc. just to give great reviews to awful places or things, and crap reviews to good things. Sometimes it's trashing by competitors, esp. in the restaurant business, but no one's immune.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

Well after updating I still have my last receiver displayed but not selectable in the switch to control receiver (lower left) drop down. As described earlier I can slide to it but as soon as I lift my finger it scrolls back down. Reminds me of an old screen language I used to code in where if input array had a different value than the display array (in this case 1 more) you could see the item until you toggled into input mode where it would fall out of boundary and disappear. Though in this realm it could be my non retina display iPad not having the resolution to display it on the main page drop down's boundary lines.

And the 30 pin connector still does not pass audio for the iPad app (it works normal for iTunes and other audio outputs so not hardware here)
iPhone app works fine thru the 30 pin.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

Earl:

I have tried to follow the link before to rate the app and it failed on me (haven't tried for quite awhile though) and haven't taken time to hit the app store for that purpose. My apologies.

I find it very useful for remote recording scheduling and having an on the go "TV" when I'm here on the farm and not in any of the media source locations but need my NCIS marathon fix.

I'll swing out to the app store eventually. Meanwhile tell your team thank you for a really cool product and tell yourself that while you are at it. Thanks! I know its a complex undertaking in so few megs of code space.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

This and other ones I read in the App Store but also I'm in no hurry to update unless there's more live tv channels or other features, don't get me wrong I updated before on many occasions just not this one for now.


I want you to know I did get the app working when I shut down and rebooted my Ipad, although it still can't recognize what's playing on my Genie.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

I could be mis-remembering, but I thought in the past, my OTA recordings on the playlist showed the correct channel #, even if they incorrectly showed the SAT channel's call letters. IOW, I'd see 4-1 & WNBC, instead of 4-1 & WNBCDT.

Yesterday, I noticed the Deception OTA recording was showing 4 & WNBC, same as the sat back-up. Only pointing it out because in order to play back the OTA recording, I had to take the extra step of checking the INFO to see which room it recorded in. I don't remember having to do that in the past, but I could be mistaken.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

just installed the ipad app (1.9.9) for my wife yesterday. It seems pretty good so far. I had to put in the IP addresses for HRxx's but all else seems good.

Not knowing networking. Will it recognize when IP addresses change? Should I make em static? Can I make em static?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

just installed the ipad app (1.9.9) for my wife yesterday. It seems pretty good so far. I had to put in the IP addresses for HRxx's but all else seems good.

Not knowing networking. Will it recognize when IP addresses change? Should I make em static? Can I make em static?


If the IP address of the receiver changes, you might have to update it in the app. I use DHCP reservations for my receivers. When I recently moved a receiver to a new IP address, I needed to update the IP address in the app manually.

In most cases, even if you are using DHCP to have an IP address assigned to a receiver, it will most likely not change as the lease will keep renewing the same IP address. If you do have issues, I would recommend using DHCP reservations, if your router allows it.

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