DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV Application for iPad

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Jeremy W

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    Best feature of 4.3 by far. Whoever made the decision to change the switch to mute is a moron.
     
  2. gemery

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    Isn't there a screen lock in the home row, hit the button twice and scroll through the apps to the left?
     
  3. jacmyoung

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    This might have been mentioned, if I do not want the iPad remote control function on a DVR, I could disable the external device at that DVR, but would this not allow other receivers to see the playlist on this one and play back from it?

    Since the iPad in our house is not under my full control, is there a way to disable the remote control function from the app before I tell everyone about this great app?:)
     
  4. kbcrowe

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    Anybody else having a problem pulling up the playlist? It tries for 5 minutes and then I get a communications error. Most other functions seem to work
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    I'm loving it so far, but none of the sports aspects will load.
     
  6. NR4P

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    Although I was away from home today, I used the app on 3G to browse the guide and setup a remote recording. I liked it better than the previous iPhone schedule app.
     
  7. Justin23

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    Yep...it's there.
     
  8. harsh

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    Having used a similar web-based application that includes both streaming and recording schedule maintenance, I can say that my viewing isn't significantly enhanced. In the rare event that I'm watching a live event, I can usually wait the few seconds to a commercial (or end of period if it isn't loaded with commercials) and then PIG is enough to insure that I'm not missing anything. For recorded content, if I'm not watching it, I'm fast forwarding or skipping through it.

    I suppose if I were switching back and forth between three or more live events, my viewing would be enhanced but I can't recall that I've ever done that. The closest I've ever come to it was during the Olympics and there's usually a mosaic channel for that kind of event.

    I understand the excitement with finding a legitimate use for an iPad as it doesn't happen all that often. I think a web interface would have been more practical (completely ignoring concerns that DIRECTV may have about off-LAN use).
     
  9. kbcrowe

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    More info, it times out pulling the guide on my main dvr. I have an external drive on that one so maybe it's just too many items. I can pull up other Dvrs but it doesn't seem to show a unified playlist, just what's on that dvr.

    Really disappointing app so far.
     
  10. irock

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    seems to be overloaded now that everyone is on it. lol. good thing i got to use it all afternoon.
     
  11. dennisj00

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    Harsh,

    I really don't understand why you keep bringing your drivel to this side of the forum.

    I have plenty of iPad apps that are 'legitimate' and don't need your approval for finding another. We use our iPad as much as we use any laptop or desktop.

    If you had actually used this app, I might find your comments with some validity. But unfortunately, I don't.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Mr. White spoke to Internet streaming to HD DVRs while the interviewer was clearly asking about what was being demonstrated: DIRECTV for iPad.

    If you don't get an answer to the question you asked, you pretty much have to rephrase the question in hopes of getting a relevant answer. The answer in this case, was not yet and it probably should have been left at that.

    This goes to the core of my argument about what is improved by the existence of the app. Finding and recording content is substantially improved. The rest, not so much.
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    Yeah, but the switch is far more convenient.
     
  14. MartyS

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    I think that you need to go back and look at the interview again. I believe that you didn't listen to the responses to the question.
     
  15. dennisj00

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    I just rewatched the 'Call' and you have it backwards.
     
  16. williammck

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    Well, sort of. I have a dev account, and the iPad simulator has no App Store or any other way to install apps. Unless you would want to create a dev account, download the ~2-3GB file, then get the code from DIRECTV and compile/build it in Xcode and transfer it to the simulator. YMMV

    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk
     
  17. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    You know, if some of you would just ignore the animal droppings, most of us would never smell it.
     
  18. dennisj00

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    You're right, Lefty, but sometimes wrong is just wrong!
     
  19. RunnerFL

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    It's also flawless on 4.2+ and my screen orientation lock works perfectly as well.
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    It never left. It just got moved, temporarily.
     

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