Again, I don't know what's wrong with your streaming or downloads to your tablet, but our picture quality of either to the iPad(s) is nearly perfect.
Directv may lag behind in supporting all the android models but it's probably a different reason.
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The iPad video on the iPad was definitely better than the video on the Android. The Android version is not good enough for me on the deck, but will work for downloading Thomas the Train and Sesame Street for the 2 year old to watch at Red Robin. He isn't as picky as me.
The iPad video to the TV is more the fault of the Lightning connector. Apple compresses the video, sends it through the cable, which has it's own chip that uprezzes it. If you have a 30 pin connector iPad you don't have that problem.
I get the reasons why they only support some devices, although I disagree with them. One thing I don't understand, however, is how my Nexus 10 is not supported. My Samsung Galaxy S3 is supported, and Samsnug builds the Nexus 10, and the Nexus 4 and 7 are supported, so I wonder what the issue is there. Of course, I had to get a hacked version or try to fool the root to make it eventually work on the Nexus 10, and again, I know the reasons, but disagree with them wholeheartedly.
I guess, for me, it's disappointing to see this with them as a company. I have several pieces of hardware, for free, from when I had time to help in the CE program, and they were more cutting edge. Now, I just don't get that from them, overall. Last to the party in the whole house DVR thing, last to the party with >2 streams per box, and now this sad excuse for an Android app after waiting on it for so long? I will eat crow on my vaporware comments, but when they had the bar set, at least in my mind, so high, letdowns like this just seem all the worse.