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#26 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

True, but those are at an additional cost, just like the Sunday ticket app. I love being able to watch the games when out.

if they can offer true directv everywhere for an additional reasonable cost , I think people would sign up for it.

another service that if offered, folks will want DirecTV to give it out for free


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

True, but those are at an additional cost, just like the Sunday ticket app. I love being able to watch the games when out.

if they can offer true directv everywhere for an additional reasonable cost , I think people would sign up for it.

What's reasonable?  Are you talking a monthly fee? 

 

A GenieGo is $150, tops.  I got mine for $100 and I was still under contract.  I hear others have gotten them free.  The GenieGo is a one time cost - no additional monthly fee - and you own it.  I have had it for about 8 months and have found it has paid for itself already, probably a couple of times over.  When we travel we load DVR'd movies onto our iPad for our daughter.  Finding Nemo, Tangled.  If you try to buy these off of iTunes store they're $15 each to own or $3-$5 to rent for 24 hours, if that option is even available.  I've downloaded shows ($2 each) and movies (again anywhere from $3 to $15) to watch while I fly.  Now that I can stream OOH, it's another great added feature.  I can remotely set a show to record (say, a Blackhawks game on NBCSports) then log in via GenieGo from anywhere and start streaming the game. 

 

Even without the GenieGo, I think DirecTVs Out of Home "DirecTV Everywhere" offering is pretty good.  Go into the DirecTV app and look at networks, and then search for Networks you like and shows that you like.  I watch Storage Wars (A&E), Pawn Starts (History), a plethora of shows on HGTV, all out of home streamed via DirecTV. 

 

So again, what's reasonable to you?  If you are talking a monthly fee of $5, GenieGo pays for itself by saving you this fee in 20 months.  And that's just saving the monthly fee.  If you buy any shows or movies that you could record on a DVR, well, that's an even shorter payoff period.  Plus, DirecTV's current "Everywhere" offering is, essentially, free.  You have to pay for service, but it's a nice, free add on service. 


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:10 AM

Sure. An extra 5 bucks a month works for me. As long as I can watch the same channels currently offered. That's what I love about my Sunday ticket app. Just drove 8 hrs on Sunday. Mounted my iphone to windshield, fired up Sunday ticket and cruised along. Worked out great! Btw. Love your screen name:).

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

Sure. An extra 5 bucks a month works for me. As long as I can watch the same channels currently offered. That's what I love about my Sunday ticket app. Just drove 8 hrs on Sunday. Mounted my iphone to windshield, fired up Sunday ticket and cruised along. Worked out great! Btw. Love your screen name:).

1.  Please tell me you were a passenger and not the driver.  Yikes.

 

2.  Sunday Ticket Max costs an extra $75 ($100?), that's a lot more than $5 per month of service.  Add in data caps from your service provider...

 

3.  Thanks.  I learned years after first using the screen name that I was spelling it wrong.  Oh well.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

1. Please tell me you were a passenger and not the driver. Yikes.

2. Sunday Ticket Max costs an extra $75 ($100?), that's a lot more than $5 per month of service. Add in data caps from your service provider...

3. Thanks. I learned years after first using the screen name that I was spelling it wrong. Oh well.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

Issue: Guide Filter Sub-Type Resetting

I went and created My Favorites list and then set the Guide to filter by My Channels: My Favorites. As soon as you go to another menu option (or switch out the app and back in), the filter reverts to My Channels: Guide. This sub-setting to should hold just like the parent setting of whether to use All Channels or My Channels.

 

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This issue still exists in v3.1.007.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:01 PM

V3.2.005 has been released today with the most requested remote control feature finally released, HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

Issue: Guide Filter Sub-Type Resetting
I went and created My Favorites list and then set the Guide to filter by My Channels: My Favorites. As soon as you go to another menu option (or switch out the app and back in), the filter reverts to My Channels: Guide. This sub-setting to should hold just like the parent setting of whether to use All Channels or My Channels.

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Still exists in v3.2.005.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:51 AM

I would LOVE to see the ability to manage our To Do Lists and Series Links from the App...  One last thing Directv TV is missing from the Tivo App (aside from making the Main app and Genie Go into one app)


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:53 AM

Got the new update.  Works great, nice to see some premium channels live streaming.

 

Only issue I have with remote control is that when I try to control one of my dual feed receivers from my bedroom, it has that big ugly "press and hold exit" message for SD output.  But when I press and hold exit on the app, it doesn't really do anything.  So I'm still limited to my unreliable IR > RF repeater.

 

Other than that, it controls other functions.


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:09 PM

does not work for a crap on the Samsung Note 3 ;)


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

Er, well, I am not sure how to interpret your emoticon and hence the meaning of your comment. 


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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:14 PM

Well done!

That being said there is a division of functionality with respect to page up/dn and the delete button. In order to page though playlist or guide one must envoke it, toggle to first remote screen, page to wherever, toggle back to the second screen to arrow to a specific row to select. Would be nice to have a paging toggle on that second level screen.

Just found it a bit clumsy with back and forth acivity but certainly a great accomplishment! Thanks!

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

does not work for a crap on the Samsung Note 3 ;)


Works great on my iphone 5. ;)

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:17 PM

Works great on my iphone 5. ;)

Yup. same here.  on my iPhone 5s 


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

sorry my bad, did notice it was just for the iPhone app.

also no thread for Android app 3.2.004


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

V3.2.005 has been released today with the most requested remote control feature finally released, HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

 

:joy:

 

Finally remembered to play with this. Very nice, but I have an issue and a couple of suggestions.

 

After clicking remote, it takes about 20-30 seconds to find my connected DVRs while on my home network.

 

When selecting GUIDE, MENU or LIST, I'd like to see the ARROW/SELECT screen come up automatically. Ideally, I'd like to be able to swipe up, down, left or right and tap to select, but if we must use the arrows, I think that should be the default display for those functions. Just my .02.

 

Finally, when in a function where text needs to be entered, like Smart Search, would be great if we could bring up an on-screen keyboard on the iPhone, instead of having to arrow through the bingo board on the TV.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

Finally remembered to play with this. Very nice, but I have an issue and a couple of suggestions.

 

After clicking remote, it takes about 20-30 seconds to find my connected DVRs while on my home network.

 

When selecting GUIDE, MENU or LIST, I'd like to see the ARROW/SELECT screen come up automatically. Ideally, I'd like to be able to swipe up, down, left or right and tap to select, but if we must use the arrows, I think that should be the default display for those functions. Just my .02.

 

Finally, when in a function where text needs to be entered, like Smart Search, would be great if we could bring up an on-screen keyboard instead of the bingo board.

Yup, agreed, the implementation is very poor at best, but at least is the beginning 

 

I don't see why they can do something like below.  This is the app I use, is called DirectvR

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

I'd rather see the arrows and select button replaced with finger slides, like the apple tv remote app.
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:30 PM

Bug:

Channel 3 KYW 3 CBS Philly stated Rudolph the red nose reindeer was on at 9 PM EST. In actuality NCIS was on the TV. Hitting more info on the iPhone app said this program was blacked out. Rudolph the rednosed reindeer blacked out really???

Looking forward to showing it to my daughter. I know it will be on again at some point.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:52 PM

Bug:

Channel 3 KYW 3 CBS Philly stated Rudolph the red nose reindeer was on at 9 PM EST. In actuality NCIS was on the TV. Hitting more info on the iPhone app said this program was blacked out. Rudolph the rednosed reindeer blacked out really???

Looking forward to showing it to my daughter. I know it will be on again at some point.


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Is that a bug in the software or an issue with the Guide Data? What did the Guide and Info on the TV say was playing at that time?

 

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:50 PM

Is that a bug in the software or an issue with the Guide Data? What did the Guide and Info on the TV say was playing at that time?

 

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Only the iPhone app said it was Rudolph the red nose reindeer.  On DirecTV itself it said NCIS.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

Re: v3.3.003. DirecTV either needs to release an update that allows users to TURN OFF splash-screen hints or get rid of them altogether. They are nothing but an annoyance, and, after seeing them repeatedly for weeks, are simply infuriating. From a usability perspective, they MUST provide the user with the option to turn them off. I previously contacted them regarding this issue, but received no sensible response. Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

Re: v3.3.003. DirecTV either needs to release an update that allows users to TURN OFF splash-screen hints or get rid of them altogether. They are nothing but an annoyance, and, after seeing them repeatedly for weeks, are simply infuriating. From a usability perspective, they MUST provide the user with the option to turn them off. I previously contacted them regarding this issue, but received no sensible response. Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk

not sure what you mean here. I dont have ANY splash screens.

have you tried deleting and reinstalling the app?


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:47 PM

I get a hint splash screen every time. 8uta5egu.jpg I too wish we could turn this off. I checked settings but nothing there. The app takes too long to load and I wish we could eliminate some of these beginning screens to get in faster.




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