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#26 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

At the risk of incurring the wrath of the techies, what exactly is the reason for wanting to change channels with your phone instead of using the perfectly good remote that was provided?


Mostly to mess with my kids. ;)

I use it occasionally when the remote is not nearby. The first floor of my house is very open, so I can see the TV from all of it. The remote doesn't always follow.me around.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

At the risk of incurring the wrath of the techies, what exactly is the reason for wanting to change channels with your phone instead of using the perfectly good remote that was provided?

I'll admit I have used the Directv app on my Droid to schedule a few DVR events that I either forgot to do, or learned about while I was away. I am just curious as to what the compelling reason is to make your phone the remote. Wouldn't it take longer to go up the wireless pipe to Directv, and back to your Receiver, rather than the few feet a direct IR/RF signal would?


Well imagine setting there in your big easy chair and you can pick up your tablet and scroll through the channel guide and see what is on in a flash and when you find something you want to watch touch it and bam the channel changes.You dont have to waite on the stupid dtv guide on the tv to slowly scroll though page after page to find what your looking for and then wait for the channel to change it is almost instant with the ipad app.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

I thin he is referring to this one .

http://waltzremote.com/

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:14 AM

I thin he is referring to this one .

http://waltzremote.com/


That is a website. Most posts have been about self contained apps. The main complaint is about the "Official" Directv app for Android not having the same features that the Apple app version has.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

At the risk of incurring the wrath of the techies, what exactly is the reason for wanting to change channels with your phone instead of using the perfectly good remote that was provided?

I'll admit I have used the Directv app on my Droid to schedule a few DVR events that I either forgot to do, or learned about while I was away. I am just curious as to what the compelling reason is to make your phone the remote. Wouldn't it take longer to go up the wireless pipe to Directv, and back to your Receiver, rather than the few feet a direct IR/RF signal would?

If you use your DIRECTV remote/DVR in IR mode and have IR interference or slow response, it helps eliminates those issues. Since I have a Slingbox that I use with one of my DVR's, I have to keep the DVR in IR mode. That was for anyone that was going to respond with, then change them to RF mode.

Also, it eliminates the double up of key stokes that I have with my other DVR. I don't actually use it a lot, but it does help when the issues I mentioned start happening.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

Them you might want to un-re install. I don't get how there would be such a great difference in size due to phone type.


I picked up a RAZR MAXX HD yesterday and the DIRECTV app on that is 20MB as well. :shrug:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

I picked up a RAZR MAXX HD yesterday and the DIRECTV app on that is 20MB as well. :shrug:


Friday night I bought the NoteII, and restored all my apps with TB. On reading the above post I I decided to try a experiment. I deleted the Directv app, rebooted the phone, went into Play Store to reinstall the app. In the store the app size is 7.9MB. After installing I checked the phone, well sure enough the size is now 21MB. So I am going to guess that my SGII was not reporting the size correctly.
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