12-08-2018 1:22 PM
Is there anyway to volunteer to be a beta tester for the new Directv Now streaming box? I’ve had Directv for over 20 years and have both Directv and Directv Now, but I never get the opportunity to try out the new products.
12-27-2018 2:50 PM
Is there a forum anywhere just for the beta? I've noticed on my 4K TCL TV set that the HDR logo is getting triggered using this device which is suppose to mean video is in 4K resolution. Anyone else notice anything with 4K? I dont think im getting 4K but something is triggering my TV to think it is.
12-29-2018 10:51 AM
01-03-2019 10:25 AM
We got lots of new features in the last update, mostly remote related. Here's a summary I posted in the beta forum:
You get the following new functions if you use an old DirecTV satellite remote, Harmony or other universal. You pretty much get EVERYTHING we've been waiting for:
- One touch record
- Channel +/-
- Guide button
- Recording List button
- Previous channel (recall) button FINALLY
- Guide page up/down - almost (Ch+/- skips every other line while in the guide)
- Info button
- Menu button
- 30 sec skip fwd and back
In addition bigger, bolder fonts in the guide.
01-08-2019 6:28 AM
The new update is awesome on the beta box. I purchased 2 Direct TV remotes RC73 for $7 and they have all the functions as Lydian mentions above.
01-08-2019 7:46 AM
Though as far as I know, none of those other remote options provide voice access. May or may not be important to you.
01-13-2019 11:12 AM
You're absolutely right and the remote is the worst. On the other hand it has simplified TV viewing, reminiscinet of the old days when you just turn the TV on and watch. No app selection unless you want. If Netflix was there I'd be happier
01-13-2019 12:01 PM
01-22-2019 3:22 AM
01-27-2019 8:40 AM
Anyone having playback issues? My playback/video quality is horrible. its as if I'm watching a scratched DVD. It even happens with youtube and Hulu apps. checked for update and only had one for the remote.