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DIRECTV App for iPad 1.6.x: Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Aug 18, 2012 #81 of 140
    ncfoster

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    I forget the error message, since I am not in front of it, but it seemed to relate more to a connection issue than anything. I will check that, though.

    The CCK works on either frequency. I put it on the 5GHz band for the purposes of isolating it, which seemingly hasn't done the trick.

    Even more so, it is primarily for the use of someone who is bed-ridden, so they don't have the option of getting up and fussing with things. :(

    I mostly mentioned the Belkin part just for completeness, but I will take that into account. The access point and both devices are all in one (big and strangely shaped) room, so it doesn't seem like it should be an issue, but it could be.

    I didn't buy the router, but I'm 99% sure that it doesn't support DD-WRT or Tomato. I think I checked that first thing when I saw it.

    There is only one DVR, HR20, so no swim. I've told her that if she wants to stick with DirecTV (well outside of contract) that she should ask for a newer model, but we want to make sure that this iPad part works before she commits to them for another 2 years.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2012 #82 of 140
    dennisj00

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    Assuming you can ping both the iPad and the HR20 from a PC on the LAN, it should work. Or get a Ping utility for the iPad and check from there.

    Technically you don't need the Wireless CCK if you could get an ethernet cable to the HR from the router. But you can use the CCK as a bridge - on either band, with the ethernet pigtail to the HR20. No Connection on the Coax.

    I'd set a static IP on the HR20. Some routers have problems giving DHCP addresses through a wireless hop.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2012 #83 of 140
    ncfoster

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    It isn't that it doesn't work. It is that it doesn't always work. And once it doesn't work, it stays that way.

    Believe me, I sold this option, but she was excited by the free CCK that DirecTV was sending her, even though I said that wired was more reliable, and basically the same thing. Also, while the router and the box are in the same (and I repeat, big) room, there is no logical way to route the wire easily. It would require some ugly work in the basement, among other issues.

    I think the IP is already static, but thank you for the thought. The more ideas, the better.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2012 #84 of 140
    zmancartfan

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    I second that.

    Before I upgraded to a dual band router, I had an older Linksys that just didn't like to work at all with the CCK. I kept having intermittent issues where the iPad app wouldn't see at least one of the DirecTV boxes that I have, but it would lose sight of different boxes at different times.

    After unsuccessfully trying static IPs and other tricks, I noticed that the router kept reassigning different IPs seemingly at random times to the different receivers. The iPad app just couldn't keep up. But it was only the receivers that were having problems; all of my other networked devices were fine

    Once I upgraded to the new router, everything has been working great with all settings out of the box. Keeping things in the 2.8 band did help, though.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2012 #85 of 140
    rekooper

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    I have 2 HR20 boxes connected to my LAn through ethernet. The DirecTV iPad app sees both of these boxes, but the remote functions with only one of them. For the other box, the "Currently Watching" box says the box is "set to block the currently watching from being displayed," and suggests I change the Whole Home "External Device" setting to "allow." Problem is it's already set to allow. The remote used to work fine, and his problem may have started with the new app version. I've tried resetting the box.

    Any advice
     
  6. Aug 21, 2012 #86 of 140
    Laxguy

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    Try toggling that setting. If no joy, reboot the box.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2012 #87 of 140
    rekooper

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    Thanks. I've tried both
     
  8. Aug 21, 2012 #88 of 140
    tbolt

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    Have you tried cold booting the iPad?
    Hold down the Power On/Off switch and the Round Home button
    at the same time, release both when you see the Apple Logo come up.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2012 #89 of 140
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    Also you could try deleting the app and re-installing it. The downside is that any customization you have done to the modules will be lost.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2012 #90 of 140
    inkahauts

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    Make sure you set it to off and then completely exit the menus then go back in and change it back. You may even want I set it to off then reboot and then turn it back on. Also turn off all the external settings not just the one.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2012 #91 of 140
    mws192

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    New streaming channel: BeIN Sport (Spanish version only, requires Spanish package)

    Removed streaming channel: GolTV
     
  12. Aug 28, 2012 #92 of 140
    mws192

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    Interesting. GolTV (Spanish audio) added back, works for Sports pack subs. beIN removed.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2012 #93 of 140
    Stuart Sweet

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    6 more channels for live viewing:

    1. BBC America HD (ch. 264)
    2. Nat Geo Wild (ch. 283)
    3. beIN Sports HD (ch. 620)
    4. Turner Classic Movies (ch.256)
    5. Starz HD East (ch. 527)
    6. Encore HD East (ch. 535)
     
  14. Aug 30, 2012 #94 of 140
    Laxguy

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    Er, ah..... Sweet!

    :lol:

    I just got an e-mail re beIN a few minutes ago. Did not see - or just don't recall- if I had been notified on the others via E-mail in the last few weeks.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2012 #95 of 140
    islesfan

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    Is there anything this does that really requires an iPad? I keep waiting for the iPhone version, but they seem content to limit this to the iPad.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2012 #96 of 140
    Laxguy

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    Without reworking the GUI of the app, it'd be awfully crowded, perhaps to the point of being unusable. At least it would for me.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2012 #97 of 140
    drded

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    I'd like the developers to remember that there are a sizable number of Android tablets in use also.

    Dave
     
  18. Aug 30, 2012 #98 of 140
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    Is there a list of all live streaming channels somewhere?
     
  19. Aug 30, 2012 #99 of 140
    dennisj00

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    Unfortunately, the best list is on the iPad! It gives you the option to add / remove the ones you want.

    I just started the app and it had a dialog that new ones were added.
     
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    Nice additions! The iPad app is tiptop.
     

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