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OK, that looks to be a bit different than the generic iPad app I linked to above. However, it has the same restrictions as Brighthouse's system:

- No place shifting (you can only view the channels on the iPad within your own home on your own WiFi network).
- Not all channels are available to stream live, only the ones that have been "approved" by DirecTV.

In addition, this appears to require a specific receiver or group of receivers -- not all receivers have this capability.


To me, if you can't watch it outside your home via your Internet connection, it's pretty worthless. I already have TVs in my home where I want to watch TV, I don't need an iPad to watch TV in my home. I need it to work outside my home where I don't have a TV.

And if the channels are limited, what good does that do? Murphy's law dictates that the exact program you want to watch will be on one of the channels that they don't allow this on.
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SomeJoe7777 wrote:
OK, that looks to be a bit different than the generic iPad app I linked to above. However, it has the same restrictions as Brighthouse's system:

- No place shifting (you can only view the channels on the iPad within your own home on your own WiFi network).
- Not all channels are available to stream live, only the ones that have been "approved" by DirecTV.

In addition, this appears to require a specific receiver or group of receivers -- not all receivers have this capability.


To me, if you can't watch it outside your home via your Internet connection, it's pretty worthless. I already have TVs in my home where I want to watch TV, I don't need an iPad to watch TV in my home. I need it to work outside my home where I don't have a TV.

And if the channels are limited, what good does that do? Murphy's law dictates that the exact program you want to watch will be on one of the channels that they don't allow this on.

Yep, the only provider that allows streaming outside of the house is Dish using the Hopper, it has a slingbox built into it.  For me, a slingbox is the best way to go and I love my slingbox and use it quite frequently while I'm at work.  I also have Hulu+, Netflix and Amazon Prime for 99% of the shows I watch. Slingbox has apps you can download for iphone/pad, android devices an Kindle Fire. 

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You can get free tv through http://www.dyle.tv/ ... all you buy is a little bitty antena. Samsung has a phone with the antena built in it.

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oufanindallas wrote:

SomeJoe7777 wrote:
OK, that looks to be a bit different than the generic iPad app I linked to above. However, it has the same restrictions as Brighthouse's system:

- No place shifting (you can only view the channels on the iPad within your own home on your own WiFi network).
- Not all channels are available to stream live, only the ones that have been "approved" by DirecTV.

In addition, this appears to require a specific receiver or group of receivers -- not all receivers have this capability.


To me, if you can't watch it outside your home via your Internet connection, it's pretty worthless. I already have TVs in my home where I want to watch TV, I don't need an iPad to watch TV in my home. I need it to work outside my home where I don't have a TV.

And if the channels are limited, what good does that do? Murphy's law dictates that the exact program you want to watch will be on one of the channels that they don't allow this on.

Yep, the only provider that allows streaming outside of the house is Dish using the Hopper, it has a slingbox built into it.  For me, a slingbox is the best way to go and I love my slingbox and use it quite frequently while I'm at work.  I also have Hulu+, Netflix and Amazon Prime for 99% of the shows I watch. Slingbox has apps you can download for iphone/pad, android devices an Kindle Fire. 



And that setup would be the bomb!  Yes, we can do the Slingbox thing ourselves but having it built into the U-Verse system would be too cool!  Sadly, I bet that Dish has that angle locked down, in their own sandbox.

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dhascall wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

SomeJoe7777 wrote:
OK, that looks to be a bit different than the generic iPad app I linked to above. However, it has the same restrictions as Brighthouse's system:

- No place shifting (you can only view the channels on the iPad within your own home on your own WiFi network).
- Not all channels are available to stream live, only the ones that have been "approved" by DirecTV.

In addition, this appears to require a specific receiver or group of receivers -- not all receivers have this capability.


To me, if you can't watch it outside your home via your Internet connection, it's pretty worthless. I already have TVs in my home where I want to watch TV, I don't need an iPad to watch TV in my home. I need it to work outside my home where I don't have a TV.

And if the channels are limited, what good does that do? Murphy's law dictates that the exact program you want to watch will be on one of the channels that they don't allow this on.

Yep, the only provider that allows streaming outside of the house is Dish using the Hopper, it has a slingbox built into it.  For me, a slingbox is the best way to go and I love my slingbox and use it quite frequently while I'm at work.  I also have Hulu+, Netflix and Amazon Prime for 99% of the shows I watch. Slingbox has apps you can download for iphone/pad, android devices an Kindle Fire. 



And that setup would be the bomb!  Yes, we can do the Slingbox thing ourselves but having it built into the U-Verse system would be too cool!  Sadly, I bet that Dish has that angle locked down, in their own sandbox.


That would be cool.  I see a Slingbox in my not too distant future since I got an Ipad for Father's Day.  Right now we Uverse subs have to be satisfied with the streaming options that are available through the Uverse app.

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Speaking of Slingbox type streaming, is there a video capture card and software combo that would let you hook up the output from the STB, to the computer and then stream the signal, as a Slingbox would do?  Of course, you would need an IR blaster but I was wondering if that would be cheaper than a Sling set-up.

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