TVApps - WebSite? AppStore? Other?

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TVApps: How to do YOU add/configure them

  1. I use the TVApps website

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  2. I use the AppStore

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  3. I don't use TVApps

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  4. I would use a secure 3rd party site

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  1. elcid

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    I use both but since the AppStore was added I usually use that because it is easier than going to the computer. I use TVApps on a daily basis to check weather radar and scores.
     
  2. Groundhog45

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    I use the WebSite and the AppStore, but not either one very often. I'll need to check again to see if the speed is better.
     
  3. Reggie3

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    then I have no clue as to what this is about
     
  4. raott

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    The only app I would use is the scoreguide which is 50% useless since when I try and look at scores from the night before at 6:30 or so in the morning, instead the start times for the following night are displayed.
     
  5. SteveHas

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    The App store on my HR20 is soooo sloooooow I only use the web site
     
  6. hobie346

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    Earl,

    To answer your question: yes, I'm still getting the 301 error even after following the steps you suggested.
     
  7. ASG82

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    I agree with this as well. At least on the "my team" app I can see the previous games.

    Which reminds me, not exactly totally relevant to this thread but I miss the YES special scoreboard from 2 years ago. Instead of showing the typical "red button" scoreboard that you can get on any sports channel, it took up more of the screen and showed either scores around the league, the box score or the score recap so far.
     
  8. mikeinthekeys

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    I use TVApps all the time, getting started during the testing period. Here in Florida quick access to radar is a must. Also, I track several MLB teams, so the website is the only place you can set up multiple copies of an app (Dodgers, Rays, Marlins). The website is also much faster so I will be following any upgrading of the on-screen version. I was glad to see the NBA app which wasn't added until after the season... I will use it next year. TVApp speed has improved quite a bit from the early days... those complaining about the speed, check it out now. Thanks, Earl.
     
  9. Jasqid

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    I use the appstore through the box. Luve the NOAA radar app. Just wished it could animate. Only issue with TV apps is the lag.
     
  10. Juppers

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    TVApps have always been slow. So slow they are completely worthless to me. Even with the HR24, I just tried to load them. After 20 seconds a black bar came up, another few seconds it loaded with buttons, but my patience for this "convenience" feature was gone way before the 15 second mark.

    No, I don't use TVapps.
     
  11. loudo

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    To make major changes I use the web site, as it is faster and things get done a lot quicker. For minor changes I sometimes us the App Store.

    I use the radar and sports apps, on a constant basis.
     
  12. Carbon

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    I did not know there was a website.

    The apps need to be updated to a much better resolution they just look like junk. They need to be more like the widget bar on Windows 7, transparent and just more modern looking.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Those results point to a slow network, internet setup at your location.

    With my H21, H24, HR21 and HR24 (and only 3Mbps DSL), TVApps still loads here in less than 5 seconds every time.
     
  14. loudo

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    Mine are taking around 10 seconds with a 10 Mbps cable hookup.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    Yup...you're still seeing 1/2 of the "other" reported 20 seconds in the earlier post.

    The other part of the equation is the network speed. SWiM/DECA here with a Gigabit router.

    It's fast enough here where using the TVApps store for most updates/changes is viable.
     
  16. sheureka

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    I didn't know there was a website until I saw this post. The TVApps are much faster than they used to be. I check scores and weather with them. I probably wouldn't use a third party website. - sheureka
     
  17. Nighthawk68

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    On a follow up note to my previous post, I have been using the App's more the past few days, and they all seem to be faster than before, they load faster and the AppStore doesn't time out like it used to.

    The Score guide would be an even better app IF you could look at yesterday's scores. As mentioned in an earlier post, trying to look up a score at 7 am from the night before would be a wonderful tool, and even a brief recap by clicking on "Final"

    Just my 2ยข worth

    Ed
     
  18. RedChef

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    In my opinion, all the efforts put forth on the TVapps should be shelved until the software/remote delay issues are cleared up. I just can't get over the fact that I press the yellow button to bring up my list of recorded shows, or the guide button, or simply try to directly change the channel and I don't have a response (consistently) in less than 1-2 seconds. There are times that I can go get a cup of coffee and come back and it is still not up. To me, I would much rather have consistent, smooth operation than fancy apps or widgets.
     
  19. VHS or Beta

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    I don't care about apps. Just give me more HD channels.
     
  20. Jish

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    I too, who have never been able to get the Apps even on new HR24 boxes, tried this and still get the 301 error message.
     

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