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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 21, 2011.
I tried that with no success. Waiting to see what Earl suggests. Thanks for trying!
No luck for me. We'll have to see what develops this week.
Well, now its being finiky. Sometimes it loads and works fine, other times it will start loading, but before it finishes, or just after it does, it will exit out and crash. I don't know...
What I'd like to see is what firmware each of my boxes are running. I don't have a tv connected to 3 of my 7 boxes. It would be nice to know what I'm running.
I can honestly say, I don't see that EVER happening. No need for it.
I have a little more info on this version crashing on my system.
I was away from my home network today and when I fired the app up it didn't crash. Obviously it didn't find my receivers and I suspect that this might provide a clue.
I looked at the IP settings for each of the receivers and they were all blank. I could enter an address but since I wasn't home it wouldn't validate and the entered address wouldn't be retained.
When I got home I opened the settings page as soon as I could after starting the app and I saw that the fields were populating themselves. I suspect that the time to discover all eight of my boxes is exceeding some timeout and the app crashes because of an invalid IP address.
Just a guess.
I would like to see the app control the volume or TV power. It could do it any of these ways:
1. The DirecTV box sends an RF command to a nearby RF remote to blast tv volume IR
2. The direcTV box itself blasts TV volume IR (I think it does have ability to shoot IR for programming remotes)
3. Use a $5 IR USB dongle accessory to get the DirecTV box the ability to shoot IR (if option 2 above doesn't work)
4. Alter the HDMI or other audio outputs on the box itself. It can create that "dong" sound and some games have sound effects, so it has access to the audio bus.
I installed the app on both my iPads on SAT (10/8) and everything worked fine.
On SUN, no sports info. Today (MON), no sports info. Everything sports related is empty...no favorite teams, no upcoming games, nothing.
Just got an iPad2 this Sunday and installed the app... and it works AWESOME so far. I have two HD-DVRs hardwired over Cat5 with static IP # so the setup was pretty straight forward. I swear the app changes channels faster then the remote I need to play with it more, but for now I'm lovin' it The icon previews for record shows are a really nice touch.
Only confusing bit was when you bring up the virtual remote: I kept hitting "exit", but that is the exit button for the remote... it doesn't clear (or exit) the remote overlay that is on the screen - for that you have to push the little + / - icon in the upper right of remote overlay. Just had me scratching my head for a bit
Also wasn't sure if DTV plans on providing any links outside the app (to Safari for example) but it would be nice if when you click on an actors name you could get more info, something similar to how http://www.imdb.com/ works.
to close the remote, you just tap remote again.
Last night the currently watching window wouldn't update for one of my four DVRs. When I switched my TV to the one not showing up I found that it was still tuned to one of the Sunday Ticket channels that had gone black. I switched the DVR to an active channel and the currently watching window on the iPad app updated within a few seconds.
Unfortunately I don't remember the exact channel that was selected.
It's called Nomad.
I'd like to watch stuff in realtime. No nomad transcoding... Think DirecTV2PC but for the iPad.
Above that my only real gripe is no recording management with this app. To do list, series priorities, etc... I think it would be easier and faster to manage this stuff with your fingers, drag and drop, etc...
Maybe even give the iPad the ability to browse all the VOD screens and pick stuff to download. I could queue up some VOD from another room (and play it via MRV). Or if the wife is watching TV, I could still browse amd save VOD for later viewing.
Those points are great when your not in the same room as the DVR.
Last but not least, maybe use the iPad as a vehicle to back up and restore custom favorites lists between receivers.
Hey guys and gals... Looks like a new version is up in the app store!
Get it while it's hot!