CHDR Channel 354

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rob37, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019 #1 of 10
    Rob37

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    This channel says upgrade to the latest Genie platform in order to enhance your viewing experience. Call 1-800-531-5000 today. So Now you have to have a Genie to view certain channels. That is Bull$hit.
     
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    WestDC

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    I have in my guide -it Cheddar News -When I select it is tells to get the Directv app -so I selected it and I picture with no audio - It's a Business news channel -- You aren't missing anything if you can Cnbc of FNBC - It's just more of the same -with different talking heads --IMOP
     
  3. Oct 8, 2019 #3 of 10
    inkahauts

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    I do believe that’s the channel that they stream to you and not satellite delivered. Could be wrong...
     
  4. Oct 8, 2019 #4 of 10
    inkahauts

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    What boxes do you have?
     
  5. Oct 8, 2019 #5 of 10
    lacubs

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    im not topic starter but i have a Genie (34) and can't view it either, i know it's a just a News Channel
     
  6. Oct 8, 2019 #6 of 10
    jamieh1

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    This channel has been on for months now. It’s only on the HR 44 and HR 54 genies and higher. It’s a feed streamed thru internet. Also has videos in the app also.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2019 #7 of 10
    techguy88

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    You are correct.

    With DirecTV/AT&T the "Genie" line of receivers is like Apple's iPhones. As time goes on older devices are still usable but don't receive the latest software updates. The HR34 is the first (and currently only) Genie device that didn't receive the new GUI update that was released in 2017.

    All HD receivers (and the R22 when another HD receiver is active on the account) can receive MPEG2 & MPEG4 satellite delivered channels.

    Cheddar Business on channel 354 however is not a satellite delivered channel instead it's a barker channel that launches the Cheddar app which has a live internet delivered stream of Cheddar Business and channel 354 acts as a trigger on HR44+ / H44 / HS17 / C31+ / DirecTV Ready TVs to access it.

    If you try to view these barker channels like 354, 799 or 800 on any device running the Legacy GUI (non-Genie + HR34) you will be greeted with the message asking you to upgrade to a current Genie device because they have the Modern GUI.

    Most TV Apps are developed and/or updated with the Modern GUI in mind which is only available on current Genie devices (pretty much every Genie device excluding the HR34). This includes the Entertainment Extras app (which will be discontinued on 10/14/19), iHeartRadio app (ch 799), Music Choice app (ch 800), ESPN3 (any ESPN channel via Red Button). Also only the HR44 / HR54 / HS17 Genies have the Mobile DVR feature.

    The only TV apps that work for both the Legacy GUI and Modern GUI are: On Demand (channel 1000+; HR receivers connected to internet only), Weather Channel app (ch 362 via Red Button), AccuWeather overlay (ch 361), ScoreGuide (any sports channel/Audience via Red Button), What's Hot (via TV Apps dock by pressing right arrow while watching TV)
     
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  8. Oct 8, 2019 #8 of 10
    techguy88

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    Honestly its not BS why keep making apps for two different GUIs. Apple doesn't keep making their new apps like Apple Arcade compatible with their old operating systems like iOS 12 just so iPhone 6 users can use the app. If they want Apple Arcade they need at least the iPhone 7 with iOS 13.

    For those that want to use the Cheddar Business, iHeartRadio, Music Choice and ESPN apps but have equipment with the Legacy GUI they need to bite the bullet, call AT&T and upgrade to a current Genie receiver (at least HR44/54) with the Modern GUI.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2019 #9 of 10
    Rob37

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    H25/500 Receivers
     
  10. ericknolls

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    ESPN with the app overlay acts a little like Cheddar TV ----> Hint: Audio issues! Why watch these two channels if you can not hear them? Why is DIRECTV having all these audio problems any way? I should say to be fair. This is happening more frequently than I can stand.
     

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