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AllStar
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I keep missing recordings because while you can request a recording via the app, there is no guarantee it will in fact record. I just missed the first 45 minutes of the academy awards presumedly because the recording I requested conflicted with something scheduled........gggrrrrrrrrr.

So simply let the iPad app know if a requested recording will conflict. Or at least let us view the conflicts via the app. And give us the same options via the app you can do native at the box. Change series options for example.

For those with multiple boxes let us view an aggregate of the recording requests.

C'mon this can't be that hard.........
 

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The app works just like the website, it just sends a signal up to the satellite, and then down to your receivers telling them what to record. There is no way for it to get a signal back to the computer/iphone/ipad to tell it that the recording set up properly.

Right now most customers don't have their receivers hooked up to the internet so it makes more sense for DirecTV to schedule the recordings using the satellite signal like they are currently. Now in the future they may re-write the app/website to make it work over the internet for receivers/DVRs that are hooked up to the internet, but at this time that is not how it works (maybe they could have it default to sending the request over the internet, but then send it over the satellite signal if it doesn't get confirmation from the box the recording was set?).
 

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Some of us are hopeful that some of the changes we're seeing in the software updates is paving the way for real IP control of the ToDo List(s).
 

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And I am convinced that while the request may seem simple to introduce, it isn't. Lots of snafus that can crop up in implementing that highly desired IP feature.
 

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RunnerFL said:
No, the app does not have to-do list and conflict information at all regardless of what network you are or are not on.
To clarify, the only reason the app knows what channel the DVR is tuned to is because it's on the same internal network. Why the need for a To-Do list and conflict info if you're in the same house?
 

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adkinsjm said:
To clarify, the only reason the app knows what channel the DVR is tuned to is because it's on the same internal network. Why the need for a To-Do list and conflict info if you're in the same house?
So you can check those things while watching full screen TV. ;)
 

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Go Beavs said:
So you can check those things while watching full screen TV. ;)
Or rather (in my house), so I can check those things while my wife is watching full screen TV. :lol:
 

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adkinsjm said:
To clarify, the only reason the app knows what channel the DVR is tuned to is because it's on the same internal network. Why the need for a To-Do list and conflict info if you're in the same house?
The poster was asking about todo list and conflict access, thus my answer.
 

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The reason I'd like the to do list and ability to fully manage recordings via the iPad is I have three DVRs, one on each of three floors in my house. Thanks to whole home viewing I record on different floors to avoid schedule conflicts, something I hope a 34 will help me with in the future.

Now, I have to go each floor to manage the recording settings and use a spreadsheet to track everything. Love to have the iPad app roll it all up for me.

And in case a dtv developer is reading...... How about adding a new show / returning show list and letting us master schedule vs having to "search" for each show?

Ps, obviously would accept if this expanded functionality only worked while connected to my home network.
 

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Your points are well made, and we are ever hopeful we'll get that unified To Do list via IP....

In the meantime, others have stated how they handle multiple DVRs. Some record certain channels on a designated DVR. Some divide between Network and cable shows. I put movies on one DVR and Sports on the other, with everything else falling where it may, but I am in a two person household, and my son is not so in to TV as I am.
 

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Good idea to spread based on channel. Inly challenge might be storage. I have two with external drives, I guess I might as well make at three for three. Or just get the 34 before fall premieres. Hopefully any significant bugs will be worked out by then.
 
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