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DIRECTV Application for iPhone: Wish List

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 16, 2009.

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  1. mikefeuer

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    On a simpler level, I would like the app to show a record of the shows I have previously used the app to record.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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  3. sorahl

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    the only issue i have had so far is finding the darn thing in iphone app!
     
  4. tgater

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    I would like to see:
    1. the current "To Do List" of the recorders.
    2. Manual Recording option.
    3. The ability to pad recordings( ei start 2 min early or stop 30 min later)
    I use this feature a lot for sporting events that may be running later than the
    TV network has planned such as a game that goes into OT.
     
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  6. gully_foyle

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    Now there's an idea.

    When you use this app to check schedules, you find that there are NO FAVORITES LIST filters. SO, you see all SD and HD versions of channels, and you also see all OTA and DNS versions of broadcast channels. Along with all the shopping, religious and foreign language channels that you thought you had blocked. Yes, you can kill the porn channels, but if that works like the HR2x feature, it will also kill anything rated above PG-13.

    And of course, searches show everything. Good luck finding your local CBS-HD among the 6 or 8 choices presented.

    Why can't this work like the HR2x? Oh, wait....
     
  7. jstoddard

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    I second the recommendation on being able to pad recordings. While I understand you can just record the next show, it is not always obvious what the next show is, especially if you are recording a program from a search rather than browsing. Please just give me the ability to pad by 1-2 hours (can you tell I use this to record sports?).

    Also, and this is much more difficult would be to get confirmation that a recording has actually been scheduled (or not) when choosing the Record if Possible option. I almost never use the Definitely Record option because you never know what you may be cancelling.
     
  8. OconRecon

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    :lol: Me too. It was like the 70th listing for searching "DirecTV". Weird!
     
  9. tgater

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    see what
     
  10. tgater

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    Whenever I record PTI, I pad by 45 minutes after just to catch The Big Finish.
    If did a series recording of Sport Center you'll get 20 recordings in one day.
     
  11. Steve

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    Lower...
    Oops. Trying again below. /steve

    How about making this screen...

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    ... function like this screen?

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    The ability to specify different keywords in different fields would make a single search much more powerful!
     

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  12. gringuito

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    Another vote for the favorites type functionality, it's what I found so frustrating with the web app.

    That being said, fantastic job on version 1! I look forward to future updates!
     
  13. sfmartin

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    It would be nice if the schedule would show OTA channels. DTV doesn't carry one of my Fox HD channels.
     
  14. spoonman

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    It takes time for all the app servers to sync up.
     
  15. sorahl

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    there could be method to the madness. it could be so the servers aren't overloaded by zillions of iphone crazy users.. :)
    still have to figure out the pictures part..
     
  16. dvrblogger

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    How about recommendations of what shows are on this evening, top movies in different categories and special listing icons for sports so everyone can find their favorite team(s) by choosing the sport and team icon.
    Also the ability to email friends (from Facebook) or elsewhere the program details with a link that they can use to record the show on DIRECTV.com so I can send an email to someone and if they are a DIRECTV subscriber they login and confirm the recording.
     
  17. sorahl

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    That's an excellent idea. pipelining this in to facebook so you can share "what your recording' and even what you are watching now with your friend. Could also impliment a 'chat' feature between those people all watching that show at that moment.
     
  18. Maui

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    Yes I understand what the app does, I was just making my wish known. It would be very cool to pull up directv on my iphone if I was sitting in an airport or somewhere with time to kill. I don't have slingplayer but I might have to check it out.
     
  19. jrr4

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    Absolutely agree with the need to be able to adjust the list, filtering more than just "Channels I Receive" - I'd really like to be able to set up favorites.
     
  20. jasonblair

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    My wish list is that it's available on the Palm Pre! :)
     

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