DIRECTV Application for iPhone 1.0.5 - Issues Only

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  1. ApriliaTuono

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    I dont see why you would want to have on-demand channels listed anyway, there wouldnt be a point to using the dvr space when the program is on demand. the only purpose i can see would be to see whats on the on demand list which seems a little like a moot point.
     
  2. TheMoose

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    DL'd the App yesterday used it a couple of times & it worked fine.
    Tried to use it tonight & I'm getting very long screen load tomes & a "technical difficulties" message that tells me to try again.

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  3. dennisj00

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    You think of a program while talking at dinner with some friends, pull out the iPhone, look it up, select it, and by the time you get home. . .

    What's moot about that?
     
  4. leesweet

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    Works well for me; I saw all the tons of 'doesn't work on WiFi, can't login' reviews, but worked for me first time (1.0.5) on an iTouch (WiFi, of course).

    Issue:

    Max of 6 units displayed. That's probably fine, except it shows units that you can't record to, like H21's. This seems a trivial coding step: only show DVRs!

    So, one of mine isn't displayed because it's showing a receiver-only device. I know many won't have 6 DVRs, but showing non-DVRs seems like a major oversight.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    The way I understand it, you can scroll up and down in the window to see the rest of his receivers. You should see 8 receivers before needing to scroll.
     
  6. timmy1376

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  7. Maui

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    I used the iphone app to instruct the DVR to record a couple programs last night. The programs show up on My Playlist but when I try to watch them there is nothing there. All the other recordings work fine including those I set up today using the normal remote control method.
     
  8. jake14mw

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    When I tried to add a series recording, it would take it for my HR20, but not for my HR10 or SDTivo. It said something like "Series recording not supported for this device" or something like that. It did work for recording a single episode though.
     
  9. Armak

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  11. TheMoose

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    Mine started working agan the next day & is still working.
     
  12. rahchgo

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    I have a first generation 8GB iPhone with the 1.0.5 version of the App. Whenever I attempt to use the "Record This Series" button, the application immediately closes. I've deleted and reloaded the app. and I've rebooted the iPhone, but continue to get the same symptom.
     
  13. leesweet

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    Stuart, I've figured this out; it's not actually showing my H21. The names are the DTV website names and not the 'friendly names', and my H21 and HR21's names are so close there that I was confused. My bad...

    (I knew the 'non-DVR' couldn't have been missed, especially since we have beta testers from here...)

    I guess since it's emulated the website (which makes sense), we need to take a little more care in how we name things. Too bad there's only 10 characters available.

    (Sorry for the false alarm!)
     
  14. Maui

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    None of the recordings I've set up using the iphone are viewable through mrv
     
  15. dennisj00

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    No problem here.
     
  16. stewie123

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    I am glad there is an iPhone app. Too bad it fails with that error message a lot of people are getting on my particular iphone. Oh well.
     
  17. stewie123

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    The iPhone error message I get is:

    "Sorry, we are experiencing some technical difficulties. Please try again."

    If I tap on the message, I get a debug screen that says:

    "Error Parsing Start Time parameter"

    Then there is a field below labeled "Option Toggle" where text can be entered.

    I have done all the usual stuff, uninstall/reinstall the app, power cycle the phone, all that, no effect. Been like this for days.

    The phone is not jailbroken, nothing unusual has been done the phone.

    So the app does not work for me.
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    Try this as a possible workaround ...

    Go to "Settings" for your iPhone. From there select "General", then select "Date and Time". Once there change "24-Hour Time" to "On". Exit settings and go back to you home screen. Then follow the previous steps again, but this time turn "24-Hour Time" to "Off". After doing this the DIRECTV App should work.
     
  19. Button Pusher

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    Thanks Doug! I was getting the same error as the others but I followed your instructions and it started working for me.

    Great App! Thank You DirecTV and the testing team!
     
  20. Jeffer

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    I just tried version 1.0.5 on my iPhone and although the DVR friendly names are correct, the last four digits of the serial numbers don't match any of my DVRs. The DirecTV website has the correct serial numbers and friendly names.
     
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