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DBSTalk First Look: DIRECTV Voice Control

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. kenglish

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    I wonder if A. J. Clemente would ever want one of these?
    And...what channels would it switch to?
    (Couldn't resist :rotfl: )
     
  2. Groundhog45

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    Looks good. Cool app. I'll be looking forward to an Android version.
     
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  3. MonyMony

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    This sounds great... can't wait to start using this!
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Looks like fun (and great job on the writeup).

    Wonder why it is limited to HR24 and up, or is that just for the direct control of the receiver? The iPhone app already does searching so it seems that it would search locally and then you could submit the request for recording to your receiver regardless of its age. Not a big deal, just odd to me.
     
  5. LameLefty

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  6. VLaslow

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    I'm really looking forward to this product! Something special for my recently acquired Verizon iPhone 5.
     
  7. 420greg

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    Xcon 38 will get it working again.
     
  8. NR4P

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    I was waiting for you to comment on that.

    It did come out nice Scott. You may have a new calling.
     
  9. bluemoon737

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    Agreed! You would think the number one mobile platform would get top billing at least once in a while...go figure.
     
  10. peds48

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    There is a difference between jailbreaking and unlocking. jailbreak removes Apple's sandbox restriction and let's you customize your iPhone to your heart's content. Unlocking in the other hand, unlocks your device from the its network and let's you use it on other providers networks.

    PM me for some more info and screenshots if you want.
     
  11. peds48

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    Awesome work Scott
     
  12. NiTruS

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    Genie meet Siri :p

    i have 3 iphones & 3 ipads in my house..im in for beta testing..
     
  13. jagrim

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    Once again a great jb putting together the First Look.
     
  14. tzphotos.com

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    In all honesty, I think this is one of those things you show your friends how cool it is, then never really use it in real situations.
     
  15. FHSPSU67

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    Very nice work Scott, especially that "First Look" selection:)
    Also thanks to Steve, NR4P and other testers.
     
  16. Volatility

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    Just like Siri :-/ I can totally see them coming out with a weak name for it like the Wizard as at release i cant see them keeping the voice as the name to it as it is too generic.
     
  17. LameLefty

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    Well, I and millions of others use Siri quite a bit. Just depends on your personal usage paradigm. Voice control can be pretty handy when you wrap your head around it and let it become natural.
     
  18. trh

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    The email I received from DBSTalk says that Voice control will work on 'your Genie or HDDVR' and the first post in this thread says the same thing.

    But the last comment on the First Look from Steve says "You can voice control HR24s, Genies and Genie clients. Earlier DVRs are not supported."

    So which is correct?

    And if you have multiple units you can record to, do you get the option to select a unit each time or is it something you set as a default.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    Nice look on the First Look!

    I swear I saw a blurb on it (a one screen promo) on my Genie Client after I rebooted my router. (And I swear I wasn't drinking that night!)
     
  20. JACKIEGAGA

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    Great job Scott
     

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