TV APPS almost worthless?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by T-Mac, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Large Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Aside from forums like this I wonder how many people actually knew the Apps even existed?
  2. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    Anyone who's accidentally hit the right arrow.
  3. TXD16

    TXD16 Icon

    Oct 29, 2008
    I like and use TV Apps regularly to:

    1. Quickly check current weather, forecast, and radar
    2. Use ScoreGuide on any channel, rather than just the sports channels
    3. Monitor availability of CE firmware
    4. Occasionally check out "What's Hot!"

    In short, I find it a useful little app.
  4. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    My installer knew nothing about the D* apps when I brought the subject up to him.. He was district manager of some sort as well.
  5. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    I get the Weather first thing in the morning when I wake up and get on my PC.

    I could care less about Scoreguide as I can find scores online or in the paper the next day.
  6. cjaredscott

    cjaredscott New Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    Most of the TV Apps are worthless to me. I like the Engadget app, but there need to be more news apps like Engadget (such as CNN, NYTimes, ABC News, CNET, etc.).

    But, the weather app is pretty good.
  7. ub1934

    ub1934 Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    UpState NY
    NOAA weather Radar was good but it is now grayed out on my HR 22-100 & has been for the last five months but still works & shows up on their web site on my tv apps ? :confused:
  8. T-Mac

    T-Mac AllStar

    Feb 16, 2012
    Over the weekend I removed the broadband deca adapter and connected my HR34 directly to my router (the HR34 can bridge internet to other receivers and provide whole-home dvr functions simultaneously).

    To my surprise, the TV apps work much better now. The weater app is the only one I care to use, but it pulls up faster and consistently without any connection error messages. :)
  9. spaul

    spaul Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    I found the TV apps were great for us Philadelphia sports fans that are shut out of our home teams games 99% of the time.I depended on them to check scores while watching a non sports channel that couldn't use score guide with red button.Hopefully something in the future as mentioned will replace it or possibly make the score guide available on non sports channels too.
  10. west99999

    west99999 Icon

    May 11, 2007
    Just FYI there are known issues with TV apps not working right now. If yours are not working don't attempt to fix them you are wasting your time.
  11. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008

    To clarify if you get a 301 error it's possible that there is not anything that you could do on your end to resolve. However if you're not getting a 301 it's possible that you could have a problem that you could resolve. It's also possible that you could get a 301 and then it starts working without changing anything.

    The bottom line is there is a known issue as stated above which should be resolved soon but that doesn't mean that it's causing every possible problem out there.
  12. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!!!! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    I was getting the 301 error on all my HR24's since 0x5cb loaded up last Saturday. I decided to change network services configuration today from 'automatic' to 'manual' using the default values.

    TVApps worked immediately.

    I still like and use Weather Radar, quick scores of local sports, and Weather Channel Cities because it shows the temp immediately in the box.

    For whatever reason my wife likes the horoscopes.
  13. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I suspect like several other features...we may see some further evolution of the TVapps functionality perhaps the interruptions are a result of behind-the-scenes work along those lines? :shrug:
  14. spaul

    spaul Godfather

    Jul 18, 2009
    Thanks for input I am getting the 301 error code lately and tried reboot to no avail . Beyond that I'm not looking to fool around with settings as mentioned before this latest problem the apps have been very hit or miss for a couple of months now.
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    It does seem that connectivity for TVApps has been sporadic of HR24's got the same 301 message...and then this past week...suddenly started working again fine (no changes on my end).
  16. ub1934

    ub1934 Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    UpState NY
    Wish i could still get NOAA weather radar it's been grayed out for 4 or 5 months now but still shows up on my tv apps on their web page but does not show up on my HR 22-100 to add new apps.
  17. Huskie_2009

    Huskie_2009 Icon

    Jan 12, 2009
    My app still works for me. Maybe delete it from your receiver and re-add it again?

    I'm surprised DirecTv still has Apps turned on. It was a good idea at first but not implemented to be something more than just a static graphic.

    I'll stop myself now before I get into any trouble here.
  18. fr8tmastr

    fr8tmastr New Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Isnt that the truth! Hardly ever get to watch the Flyers

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