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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: nomad™

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. Oct 6, 2011 #81 of 388
    hdtvfan0001

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    For sure...everyone is certainly entitled to make their own choices.

    By the way, the device you referenced only partially replicates what nomad does, but that's OK...different strokes after all... :)
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 #82 of 388
    DavidMi

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    Thanks that really seals the deal for me.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 #83 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    If nomad is the right solution for you, great! There are plenty of people who want an easy path to temporarily storing content so they can travel with it.

    If you want something more powerful, buy that.
    If you want something that streams, buy that.
    If you want something that runs on Android TODAY, buy that. (Although... if you wait a little while...)

    And so, if you do fit into one of those categories, I wish you nothing but the best. Please leave this thread to those who have genuine interest in nomad.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 #84 of 388
    DavidMi

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    How do you figure? Input what you want then output the program to any deive of your choice.

    Seems rather cut and dry to me.

    Directv is starting to look like dish network with all their stupid add on fees.

    Anyways I am not going to put the product down anymore, just disapointed after the big build up over the past year.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 #85 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    And as far as a monthly fee is concerned... I've heard conflicting statements.

    Most of my really good contacts tell me there will not be a monthly fee. If a monthly fee is shown in DIRECTV literature or online, it is just not current.

    If you are concerned about the monthly fee, get it straightened out with DIRECTV before you order.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 #86 of 388
    Sixto

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    NR4P

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    Until I got HBOGO, I also thought live streaming was a necessity. But if I'm home, I watch the TV. If I'm traveling, I am never in one place long enough with Wi-Fi to watch a 1 hour show or 2 hour movie. And airplane Wi-Fi can be very slow at times.

    With this, it is so easy to take movies and TV series on the PC or iPad and watch them without any wireless connection. Especially at 35K feet. No more having to pay GoGo.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 #88 of 388
    Mike_TV

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    There is conflicting information on Nomad Mobile DVR monthly service fee. From the email that I received after ordering it indicates a monthly fee yet the Directv website and FAQ states there are NO monthly fees for Nomad.

    I ordered after reading no monthly fee yet I received an email stating there is a fee. I'm under the assumption this is a typical kinks/bug in the launch of the product and assuming there isn't a monthly fee as stated on the website and in the ordering process.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2011 #89 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'll say (without going into too much detail ;)) that using Nomad on an iPad on a long trip... works great.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2011 #90 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    Mike_TV, I'm doing my best to get you a "definitive" answer. As I said, the majority of my contacts say, no fee. But let's get it all settled. No one doubts that you received an e-mail saying there's a fee. The question is, is that e-mail right.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2011 #91 of 388
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agree....and a laptop....and on Android devices *soon* too. :)
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 #92 of 388
    Justin23

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    Read the confirmation email again. The fee should be listed as "FREE"
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 #93 of 388
    Mike_TV

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    See my post of the confirmation email above and agree with you it's confusing. I trust Stewart will get to the bottom of this quickly and let us know the official answer.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 #94 of 388
    dpeters11

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    And I really wish they had a way of not putting the service commitment language on confirmations where it doesn't apply. People will freak out if they see that, even if it doesn't apply to their order. Service commitments are something people are pretty sensitive to.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 #95 of 388
    Justin23

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    Did you get that from the order confirmation email, or from the D* website? My nomad order confirmation lists the "DIRECTV® nomad™ Mobile DVR service" at no cost.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 #96 of 388
    The Merg

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    Two questions here (with sub-parts :))...

    1. What happens after 30 days of having a show on a mobile device? Does it automatically delete itself from the device or just become unplayable? Can you just redownload the show from the Nomad to the device again to get another 30 days?

    2. With the ability to use an external USB drive to add storage to the Nomad, might this be a pre-cursor to for future DVRs allowing external storage as add-on storage as opposed to the external storage replacing the internal storage?

    - Merg
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 #97 of 388
    j2fast

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    I think this all looks good, although I'll be waiting around for an Android version before testing the waters.

    Good on Directv for bringing this to market and thanks to the testers and folks that worked on the First Look.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 #98 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    After 30 days the program disappears from the PC or iOS device. The program stays on nomad for as long as it stays on the original DVR. If you delete it from the DVR, it deletes on nomad as well.

    If the program is still on nomad, you can download it to the PC or iOS device and get another 30 days.

    As for adding external storage, this is unrelated to anything in development for the DVR.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2011 #99 of 388
    dennisj00

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    With the moderate amout of traveling I've done in the last 6 months or so, I'd say about 20% of wifi (condo / hotels) were adequate for watchable streaming on HBO/Go or Netflix.

    100% were adequate for Nomad! - Actually not needed!

    And a lot of time waiting / car service, dr office, etc. gives you a few minutes to watch something. Again no wifi needed.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 #100 of 388
    veryoldschool

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    Not trying to change your opinion, but from what I'm reading here, Nomad doesn't tie up your PC, so this may be appealing to more/other customers.
    I don't think its intended use is to replace/compete with the hauppauge device.
     
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