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Wow...the new "My apps" really suck. What happened to them?


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#1 OFFLINE   Machael

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

I used to love being able to hit the right arrow button, and see when the next games were for my favorite teams. The new version has NO customization available, and there are no other apps to use, except the default ones. Is this working as intended? I hope I'm just missing something....

 

I did a forum search, but I got no hits......

 

TIA!


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:19 AM

It's working as intended, for now.... 


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

Newer isn't always better. Having the new apps in HD is a nice touch but the default selections are pretty lame. Hopefully in the future we'll have more apps to choose from.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Thanks for the info! I'd gladly take back the lo-def app selection over these LOL


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

Newer isn't always better. Having the new apps in HD is a nice touch but the default selections are pretty lame. Hopefully in the future we'll have more apps to choose from.

Yep;

 

Prettier UI, but slower to load and no more app store for customizing the list.

 

Now its a "take whatever apps we choose to give you" approach. 

 

So overall a  :down: over the former SD implementation of the feature in my view. 


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

Yep;

 

Prettier UI, but slower to load and no more app store for customizing the list.

 

Now its a "take whatever apps we choose to give you" approach. 

 

So overall a  :down: over the former SD implementation of the feature in my view. 

Agreed.  Miss having the information I want available.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

Newer isn't always better. Having the new apps in HD is a nice touch but the default selections are pretty lame. Hopefully in the future we'll have more apps to choose from.

 

I have no hope. I have seen too many of DirecTV additional features that are never improved upon.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:35 PM

I miss getting my team stats. It was always quicker than looking it up on the Internet. Please bring team customization back.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 03:18 PM

Major step backwards


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

Agreed.

 

I used the team apps (example - Buffalo BIlls) pretty heavily, and they're now kaput :(


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:55 AM

Agreed.

 

I used the team apps (example - Buffalo BIlls) pretty heavily, and they're now kaput :(

 

The apps or the Bills?



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

Major step backwards

Puting it mildly,

 

This move(upgrade?) is beyond  abject stupidity.

 

Insulting to the customers.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

I agree. I used to use it for my sports teams mostly. I wish they would of still let you pick what you wanted on it even is it just a couple apps for now. I would like to take the apps I won't use off of the list.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:38 AM

I used to check 'crime watch' every day and now its gone.

When a storm knocks my signal out now it gives me options to check my connections or stuff blocking my dish.

This is thanks to the update to the software last week.

Who is in charge of the bad changes?



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

I have no hope. I have seen too many of DirecTV additional features that are never improved upon.


Well, I guess your hope hasn't been restored by the fact that they already added a fantasy football app. Folks, the old app structure was simply not working. Before you wax nostalgic for it, remember all the times it just didn't come up for you. A lot of the apps were actually written by one of the DBSTalk test team and while they were good (given the restrictions placed on the developer) they were never going to be great. The most common complaint I heard was "this isn't as good as my smartphone app" and they're right, it wasn't.

Yes, the reboot of TVApps has taken out a lot of popular apps; I miss the "My (Sports) Team" app too but the vastly improved ScoreGuide does a lot to make up for it.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:10 AM

Well, I guess your hope hasn't been restored by the fact that they already added a fantasy football app. Folks, the old app structure was simply not working. Before you wax nostalgic for it, remember all the times it just didn't come up for you. A lot of the apps were actually written by one of the DBSTalk test team and while they were good (given the restrictions placed on the developer) they were never going to be great. The most common complaint I heard was "this isn't as good as my smartphone app" and they're right, it wasn't.

Yes, the reboot of TVApps has taken out a lot of popular apps; I miss the "My (Sports) Team" app too but the vastly improved ScoreGuide does a lot to make up for it.

 

This is exactly why they should scrap the app feature altogether. They should either do it right or don't do it at all. DirecTV's expertise is in delivering traditional video programming via satellite, nothing more. 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:46 AM

Before you wax nostalgic for it, remember all the times it just didn't come up for you.

 

 

Uh Stuart, the updated HD Apps DON'T come up at all on my HR-23 700, and are much delayed in coming up on my Genie HR-44.

 

I have rebooted the HR-23 and done the "02468" reboot process, both with no luck.  Although I was very excited about HD Apps when it was in testing, now that I have it, I think there are still a lot of bugs with the app system.  And, like many, I do miss the variety of content that was available on the SD app system.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:55 PM

Uh Stuart, the updated HD Apps DON'T come up at all on my HR-23 700, and are much delayed in coming up on my Genie HR-44.

I have rebooted the HR-23 and done the "02468" reboot process, both with no luck. Although I was very excited about HD Apps when it was in testing, now that I have it, I think there are still a lot of bugs with the app system. And, like many, I do miss the variety of content that was available on the SD app system.

did you ever do ce software with that receiver?


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:49 AM

Calling  the ScoreGuide " Vastly improved"  says all you need to know,

 

It may look better on the screen but it's functionality has been degraded.

 

 

Whole thing is nothing short of a disaster.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:40 AM

Yeah, it now takes me around 3-4 attempts with as much as 1-3 min. delays between them just to get the TV apps menu to come up or say "unavailable" followed by some error code number. Then it can take from 1-3 min. for a selected app from the menu to acknowledge one way or the other with the app's UI either appearing or to say unavailable with an error code as well.

 

Definitely, not ready for prime time. Not even close at this point.  :nono2:


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