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#51 OFFLINE   SteveHas

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

The iPad app does ask for log in info more often in this version.

Also the guide data is wrong on the iPad and iPhone app for what I'm watching now. It says Great Lakes Shipwrecks is on Science but its really a show about potential alien contact. The guide data on the HR24 is correct.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

I'm having issues getting the remote control to come up, it takes about 5 trys. The remote also goes away if I exit out of and go back into the app.

EDIT: Just noticed that when I exit out of the app and then go back into it it searches for my receivers. It finally finds the right one, but then I have to go in and select remote control again.

Anyone else having issues with this?

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:04 PM

Didn't see a thread for Issues/Discussion for v2.0.x for the iPad app, so figured I'd post here.

Issue: PlayList Will Not Load
When trying to load up the PlayList, it hangs on the Loading PlayList screen with a green checkmark next to the name of my Family Room receiver. The app is not hung though as I can continue on with other functions in the app. Attached is a screen shot.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:51 PM

Issue: Search for Upcoming Shows Has No Results
Realized that I had missed a few episodes of Continuum, so I decided to use the app to select them to record. When I start to type into the search for Continuum, I get the autocomplete which lists it so I selected it. I then get a screen that says No Results. I checked on the DVR and there are plenty of listings. I've attached screen shots from the iPad.

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Note: I did a search for Continuum as a Keyword and after selecting a match for TV Show and then for the show of Continuum, I got listings for Continuum. Not sure why the Continuum (TV Show) selection did not work.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:52 PM

The Panthers / Steelers preseason game wasn't listed in Completed or in My Teams. (Panthers)    The USC / UNC college game was listed in both.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

2.0.15 update today. . .



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:57 AM

DIRECTV App for iPad updated today to 2.1.6

 

New: Play on Demand programs on TV instantly. New video player design. Graphical updates. Bug Fixes and optimizations for iOS7.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

Sounds great! Am downloading it now. 


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

I going to post that NFL games in Sports only list the ST channels for recording.  You have to go to the guide to record other channels. (other than Thursday's game)

 

Update looks good.

 

The HR44 is the only DVR that gives the message that it has to be on to see 'Currently watching'.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

Yeah overall nice update. Still hoping for full playlist, series priority, to do list and disk space management some day. Drag and drop series ordering with your finger would be convenient. Also could use a little more contrast between the video player window frame and the background. A glow or drop shadow would even help find the edges to make it easier to reposition the video window. Does the VOD play to TV work even when controlling a non DVR? Harnessing the power of MRV of course to use a local DVR on the network as a buffer.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

This week in the Sports section, the NFL games are presenting various channels that I don't get like KMPH -26 Fox for the 49ers @Jaguars.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:36 PM

Does the iPad app have voice search?


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

Does the iPad app have voice search?


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:04 PM

When will we be able to actually watch our playlist on our iPads while in our home network. The newest update allows us to view and delete from the playlist but still can only watch on tv. Why is this so hard to do for direct tv

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

You can via GEnieGo, but that's a $100-150 cost.

 

There's the matter of contracts with all manner of providers.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:12 PM

I meant without the genie. We can get live tv but can't watch a recorded show on our own dvr in our own network.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

I meant without the genie. We can get live tv but can't watch a recorded show on our own dvr in our own network.

We'd need a lot more detail in order to start to help you. This now has nothing to do with iPads.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

It has todo. With the ipad app though.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

I meant without the genie. We can get live tv but can't watch a recorded show on our own dvr in our own network.

you will always need the GenieGo, at least for the forceable future.  What most folks really want, is for the GenieGo app to be "included" on the DirecTV app for app for iPad instead of hang two separate apps


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Interesting update today...

One of the new features is that it will notify you of a conflict when you make a recording if you are on your home network. Maybe that means we are getting closer to DVR management via the apps... :)


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:04 PM

you will always need the GenieGo, at least for the forceable future.  What most folks really want, is for the GenieGo app to be "included" on the DirecTV app for app for iPad instead of hang two separate apps

 

Most folks? REALLY want? I doubt that more than a handful of folks ( a few dozen, a few hundred) care even a fig for that combo. I'd just like GenieGo apps to be as solid as the DIRECTV for iPad app.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

Watching the playlist on iPad or iPhone would be nice. I guess the genie go is needed to transcode the file.

If you don't have a genie, can a genie go bridge the recordings on an HR24 to iPad?

I do agree the apps should be one. Maybe a future DVR will have the horsepower in itself to be able to transcode to mobile format on the fly. HR54 anyone?


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

Most folks? REALLY want? I doubt that more than a handful of folks ( a few dozen, a few hundred) care even a fig for that combo. I'd just like GenieGo apps to be as solid as the DIRECTV for iPad app.

Perhaps you are the exception.  but it makes no sense to have two apps, where one can do both functions.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

Technically speaking they already do at the video output level as the composite video out is active along with all the other video out connections on the DVR. In this case the problem is getting that output on a IP packet stream. The network service connection for Whole Home is set to render HD streaming, the iPad/iPhone app uses the same HOME network as your Whole Home. From the HMCs view it would be just another client and not delineate that it would require an down scaled resolution stream.

 

The footprint the iPad app would need to do video scaling would be interesting and perhaps why it sits on the separate device for now. Likely it could stream the whole home stuff but then you would need BUCKETS-O-MEMORY to store the "to go" content.

 

I'm just logically noodling this through, right now I've no true in depth knowledge of how this all works but. I would love to be able to use the iDevices to render playlist content but I hesitate to add yet another appliance and its power supply to an already rain forest of such equipment when in fact future iterations may solve this problem.

 

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Watching the playlist on iPad or iPhone would be nice. I guess the genie go is needed to transcode the file.

If you don't have a genie, can a genie go bridge the recordings on an HR24 to iPad?

I do agree the apps should be one. Maybe a future DVR will have the horsepower in itself to be able to transcode to mobile format on the fly. HR54 anyone?


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