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obeythelaw
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join:2003-04-16
Bayonne, NJ

[DIRECTV] directv receiver apps?

I have recently switched to directv. When I try and access the directv apps, I get service unavailable. Any reason?

comp
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join:2001-08-16
Evans City, PA
is your box on connected to the internet?


SoonerAl
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South Padre Island, TX
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reply to obeythelaw
I get that same message on occasion when I try to access the TV apps. Personally I think they are kind of klunky and subsequently really never use them. Its my understanding they are going away in the future.

As noted by comp how are you connected to the internet, ie. via a wired Cinema Connection Kit (CCK) or a wireless CCK (CCK-W)?
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grohgreg
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join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
Hughes discourages wireless, suggesting (a) direct connection via Ethernet cable, or (b) Ethernet powerline adapter. In that order. I too find the whole process dead slow and unimaginative. I no longer even bother to turn them on.

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obeythelaw
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I agree. I barely use them. But I heard that Directv was going to start rolling out Pandora to the H24 receivers. I believe I have the wireless CCK thing. I have to check when I go home. I have the whole home DVR setup. I'm not really sure why I have to use that, though, since I have wired Ethernet next to all of my boxes.


Nuckfuts
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join:2003-10-18
Joliet, IL
They already started rolling out Pandora. I have had it for a few weeks now and it runs very good. I have direct connection with ethernet on my receiver.


grohgreg
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join:2001-07-05
Dawson Springs, KY
reply to obeythelaw
I've had Pandora on my HR22 since at least last month. But the CCK - isn't that just to connect the boxes to each other? It would seem that at least one box would still need a conventional internet connection (?).

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Storm97
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join:2003-04-14
Evanston, WY
said by grohgreg:

I've had Pandora on my HR22 since at least last month. But the CCK - isn't that just to connect the boxes to each other? It would seem that at least one box would still need a conventional internet connection (?).

//greg//

The CCK is what gets the internet to the system, its just a glorified wireless adapter that is DTV branded... the DECA's at the receivers are what actually gets the boxes to talk to each other
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obeythelaw
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reply to Nuckfuts
I have Pandora on my HR24 (the DVR). That is connected via ethernet and works great.

I think I am going to plug in the ethernet cables on my H24s (just the HD boxes) and see if they can pick up Internet. The installer told me that they don't use the ethernet jack on those boxes.

westdc

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Amissville, VA
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The H24's Can not connect to the internet because they have no hard drive to down load content.

If you have MRV active on your account connecting a cat 5 cable to your HR24 will disable that so your H24 will not see the play list.

If you don't have MRV or Whole-connected home then it's not a problem.


obeythelaw
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Bayonne, NJ
Ahh...i see. I guess I will take a look at what I have connected when I get home. I don't want to disable the whole home dvr.


obeythelaw
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reply to obeythelaw
I just checked and I have the Deca Broadband adapter. I don't believe it is wireless and it is connected via ethernet. If I reset it or unplug that will I have to do anything?

westdc

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Amissville, VA
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reply to obeythelaw
If your connected thru your BB adapter and it is connected to your router (cat5) wired -rg6 connected to your D* spliter. Then your HR24 should show Internet content (example) from the remote press guide (type) channel 1256 and TCM online guide should show up.

If you have a cat5 cable plugged into the back of the HR24 remove it and reboot the receiver.

D* is no longer supporting tv apps on it's servers -they are moving away from that -that is why Apps are hit and miss at this time. They are being fased out.


Storm97
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Evanston, WY
said by westdc:

Then your HR24 should show Internet content (example) from the remote press guide (type) channel 1256 and TCM online guide should show up.

As a shortcut, if you hit the "dash" button on the remote, it will also show if the internet is connected...
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Happydude32
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reply to obeythelaw
My HR-34 has none of the apps. But then again I'm not really interested. My TV, Blu Ray Player, A/V Receiver all have Pandora and YouTube built in. Just want I want to see, crappy YouTube picture quality blown up on a 55" screen and that flat sounding Pandora. My previous A/V receiver had Shoutcast built in and when streaming 128k or better, some of the stuff sounded pretty impressive. In comparison, Pandora sounds dull, flat and lifeless. I almost never use either.
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Nuckfuts
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join:2003-10-18
Joliet, IL
Pandora does not sound flat on my set-up.


obeythelaw
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Bayonne, NJ
reply to obeythelaw
I hit the dash button on the receiver and it says Swim connected and Internet connected. Everything looks fine. It must be Directv, as suggested here, that they are not really supporting the apps any longer.


newview
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reply to obeythelaw
said by obeythelaw:

When I try and access the directv apps, I get service unavailable. Any reason?

I successfully used the TV Apps for two years until this last update, and now I constantly get the error message, ""TV Apps is still initializing: Please try again later (301)".

I called DirecTV about it, and after 20 minutes of "try this", try that", I got fed up and asked WHY is this now happening after 2 years of using it successfully and absolutely NO change on my end.

The silence on on the other end of the phone spoke volumes.