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TV Apps

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by orbit626, May 3, 2012.

  1. cypherx

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    What better is coming? Apps updated to HD graphics? More than just pulling a PNG from a webserver ie) actual interactivity with direct access to sound, video and controls? Angry birds? Order Pizza Hut delivery by remote? :)
     
  2. jamwadmag

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    Have had 3 different S/W updates in the past week on my HR21, with the TV Apps 301 message still remaining following each one---apparently the updates didnt address this prob!! Everything else works fine?!

    Would really like to know what the recent mutliple S/W updates were 'suppose' to fix..!! [​IMG]

    NOTE: After 3 yrs of successful TV Apps (w/2 diff DVR's), I now have NO such feature!
     
  3. jamwadmag

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    Got mine working after 1 week, but dont know what 'combo' did it?!!

    Went into my router/modem (Qwest) Config page, under Advanced Setup, toggled my firewall 'Block Modem Ping' (was 'Disabled'), and under section 'Applications,' set my DirecTV IP to allow Server with 2 pre-set Rules that popped up, tried bringing up TV Apps while doing all the afore mentioned changes, then removed the rules, and set all back to orig settings B4 'diddling!'

    Went back to my DVR, Restored Defaults, Repeated Net Setup, and ended with Network Services....all of a sudden, TV Apps is now up & working?! Somehow 'toggling' some router/modem features fixed the 'hitch in my git-along!"....

    Wrote down what I did in case happens again..dont know the particular change that cleared the prob??

    Any thoughts from the peanut gallery out there??
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Almost hate to say this, but it may have been nothing you did.... TV Apps have been erratic, and moreso recently.
     
  5. jamwadmag

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    Yeah, I thought about that too. After 1 week, 3 DVR S/W chgs, and many Resets, Net Svces, etc., it seemed more than 'coincidental' when prob cleared up immediately after my 'diddling!'

    Guess time will tell...was my 1st run-in with the '301' msg in over 3 yrs of TV Apps usage...
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

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    Guys, don't forget this post that was just a few up on the screen, the TVApps issue has nothing to do with your receivers or setups.
     
  7. jamwadmag

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    OK, will 'cool my jets' on pursuing futher TV Apps probs ...but while searching the Inet lately, have seen multple complaints on TV Apps & the 301 msg going back to 2010....like the feature, use it every day for 'instant' sports team tracking/stats, local weather forecast/radar, etc. Worth waiting for...

    EDIT: BTW, since you are a Mod, does DBSTalk have an 'inside mole' with D*?? And why have I recvd "3" S/W updates in just 1 weeks time to my HR21??
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Since I can't seem to sit in front of any TV without my laptop or iPad or both, TV apps has no real value for me. I know some are very attached to them, though, and would want them gone only if it speeded up overall performance. But I doubt they slow things down whether activated or not.
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

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    There is an app that I use quite often but it's been a while since I looked to see what is new. Stuart has stated that something better is coming, I look forward to that time.
     
  10. Barry in Conyers

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    Any time and money spent on "something better than TV Apps" would be better spent on solving basic functionality problems.

    Just my opinion, YMMV.
     
  11. newmanx4

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    Same here. My phone is usually close at hand to check anything I would check with TV Apps. Over the last several days TV Apps has been in and out for me. When they are working I get the major lag from the box. When they are not working the box runs as it should, so at this point I hope they stay broken for me.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    Duly noted. But please accept that one thing has nothing to do with another.
     
  13. Xsabresx

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    This X 1000

    Just another example of why they need to put an on/off switch on all of their fancy dancing lights.
     
  14. Barry in Conyers

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    I will gladly accept that claim when and if DirecTV demonstrates the ability to correct the basic functional problems and add unnecessary bells and whistles that don't bog down their DVR's. History does not suggest that will happen anytime "soon".

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  15. cypherx

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    Think they are adding Facebook and twitter like Xbox or Xfinity X1 ?
     
  16. kovach

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    I sort of like the feature when checking a favorite sports team to click on "go to the channel". Other than that, I'd agree, not a lot there you can't do quickly elsewhere.
     
  17. majikmarker

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    Like many others, I was receiving the 301 error message when trying to access the TV Apps, but as of last night they seem to be working for me again.

    Not sure if they actually changed anything, but my initial impression is that they are just a little less slow to come up on screen. I hope they improve(d) the reliablilty of both apps and the caller ID feature. They tend to disappear on me and usually require a reset to bring them back.
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Yeah, after suffering the "301 Initializing" error message outage for about a week TV Apps came back on my HR34 as well several days ago, and do appear to load much more promptly.

    For now at least ...
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    In our case...it was 2 HR24's...but yes...we had the same experience here.
     
  20. codespy

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    All working for me now too.

    And....how did you get my ring all of a sudden?
     

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