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DBSTalk Quick Look: Nomad Spring 2013 Software

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Justin23

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    DL them to your device, then delete.
     
  2. trh

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    I failed to mention: When I click on the "download selected" for those three shows, nothing happens and I go to the main screen.
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    Completed the reinstall on my iPad. No longer get that screen. But I've also lost all of my auto-download series under the 'manage auto-download'.
     
  3. mrdobolina

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    I almost pulled the trigger on buying a nomad. But since I will be the main power user of the device and they don't have Android or native iPad yet...I just couldn't justify spending the $149 right now.
     
  4. RAD

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    I wouldn't let the lack of a native iPad app hold you back. I used the iPhone version on a iPad2 and iPad3 and it's very usable.
     
  5. dennisj00

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    I agree with RAD. The iPhone app plays video on the iPad as well as Netflix, HBO-Go or any other video app, often better than the streaming apps.

    How much time do you spend in the GUI to watch an hour program?
     
  6. dsexton

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    I am posting so that maybe I can save someone else some pain here. Just a couple of days prior to my last business trip I got the automatic download for the latest version of the software. I downloaded some programs for the trip so I could watch on the plane, and everything went fine with the downloads. I got on the plane, cranked up the Nomad, and got an error message saying there was a problem with my account and to call DTV. When I got to my hotel I tried to see if being connected to the internet would make any difference. It changed the error message to say the Nomad could not be found, but otherwise no difference. I called DTV and the tech told me to uninstall the application completely and reinstall it to see if it could find the Nomad.

    I questioned this, telling her if I did that the Nomad would not be found. She said to go ahead and "uninstall everything." Stupidly, I selected the choice to remove all files and settings and hit the button. Then she said, Oh wait!"

    Too late, it was already done. I don't think even if I hadn't removed the settings it would have found it. So there are two lessons here: 1) Before leaving on a trip, disconnect your client from your network and verify that the Nomad is working correctly when disconnected. 2) If you know more about the Nomad that the tech who is helping you, don't blindly follow their directions to troubleshoot or repair it.

    Oh, and by the way, when I asked her if there was any news on the Android app, she looked through her notes and said nope, nothing new. Aaaarrrggghhh!
     
  7. tgewin

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    Any chance we'll see support for Airplay in the nomad app? I don't see anything about it in the current update. At least HBO Go has added it!
     
  8. dennisj00

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    Who knows?!! Maybe the next update? (Soon?) It probably depends on individual contracts and HBO can do anything with their app.

    It does work with mirroring via airplay to an ATV. We've taken both on vacation and used it via Apple TV or HDMI adapter. Not quite as good as native HBO but it works.
     
  9. tgewin

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    Wait, the nomad app works via airplay? I was thinking it didn't, and haven't gotten an Apple TV because I don't have a big need. If nomad allows it, I have a big need. :)

    I mentioned HBO Go just to point out that content creators/networks are letting their stuff be shown via airplay, so I was hoping content carriers like D* would start allowing it too.
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Yes, just confirmed again that nomad works with mirroring on the iPad to ATV via airplay. And it looks remarkably good.
     
  11. islesfan

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    Well, I recorded the premiere of Cult last night and its now up to 20 hours of "waiting to prepare." More Nomad BS. Nothing else is preparing, and I can stream the show just fine, but all it will do is "waiting to prepare."

    Update: a reboot kick started the preparing, but it's still pretty lame that you have to reboot so often.
     
  12. tgewin

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    Awesome. I guess I'll have to pick up an AppleTV for the tv in our exercise room that isn't currently hooked up to anything other than a DVD player. Between nomad and HBO Go, there should be plenty of stuff to watch while working out. Thanks for the info everyone!
     
  13. Hoffer

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    That is weird. I've never seen that issue before.
     
  14. Steve

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    Don't have an ATV here, so curious how that works. Do you mirror the iOS desktop, or is there a way to get the app by itself to communicate with ATV? TIA.
     
  15. dennisj00

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    Yes, mirror the ios desktop. . . the same icon for airplay selection is available near the media controls on the multi-task bar.

    ATV is handy for travel. It's so small and packs well with all our gadgets. Wife uses the Netflix / Amazon clients a lot.

    I haven't checked lately but I think the HDMI adapter also works on nomad.
     
  16. Steve

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    Good info. Thanks!
     
  17. dennisj00

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    And I just confirmed the HDMI adapter works with nomad and the iPad!

    And again, looks remarkably good!
     
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    I had been debating pulling the trigger on a Nomad but hadn't yet because of some of the complaints. I called in today and was able to get one for free, which is the perfect price! Hopefully a native iPad app is coming, but I'm excited to try it out.
     
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    Richierich

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    You will Love it as I just got back from Skiing in Vail/Beaver Creek Area and on the flight out and back we had no Video on the plane (old Northwest Airplanes acquired thru the Delta Merger) but I had my Nomad and it worked and looked Great!!!

    ENJOY!!! :D
     
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    I'm starting to wish I put a one month bet on the table.
     

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