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DIRECTV nomad PC version 1.01.40 and iOS version 1.0: Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 #561 of 712
    Laxguy

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    I believe it's possible, though I'd never do it. For the number of pixels, I'd not want to go larger than the approx. size of an iPad screen.
     
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    It does work with the HDMI or composite adapters and is a watchable picture, often better than some hotel / motel sources.

    It doesn't work with Airplay via Apple TV.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 #563 of 712
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    Spent the weekend in the NC mountains and did just this for the kids. PQ was reasonable to pretty good, and I only have the composite cables (not that I think the HD would help w/nomad). TV was probably 42in.
     
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    I watch on the hotel tv every week with component cables. My hotel has 37" LCD, and it's watchable.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 #565 of 712
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    Just want to double check something. I live in a remote part of the country, so OTA via AM21 is essential. Am I correct that nomad will not work for these channels?
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 #566 of 712
    pnessutt

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    Now that I've started to work with Nomad, I've noticed that some programs - although they are downloaded to my iPad - won't play. They just stop. I'm not sure why that is and so I'm going to reload them and see what happens. I'm thinking it has to do with the memory on the device being used up. It sure would be nice to have a way of checking how much memory is used on the unit if possible.

    -Bob
     
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    That's the story currently. I'll test it again to be sure, but I am afraid that's the deal.
     
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    To see how much is used and how much available on the iPad, connect it up to iTunes as in a sync, and then select the iPad, and then the Summary section.
     
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    pnessutt

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    LAXGUY - I was thinking of how much space was used on Nomad, not on my iPad. It seems to use very little space on my iPad - even though I do have quite a bit of content downloaded.

    Has anyone else seen an issue with content that is downloaded and it won't play... it just goes to "pause" right away whenever you try to start it?

    -Bob
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 #570 of 712
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    Issues have been seen, but that one not a lot. If it's downloaded to the device, how full the nomad is won't matter. Have you restarted the iPad?
     
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    Pretty new to nomad. I'm wondering, when viewing an HD program on the PC client, how is the resolution? Does it look close to HD, or is it fairly compressed?
     
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    Nomad won't download OTA, VODs, or PPVs.

    And Pic quality on the PC client is good, not HD. PQ on the iPad is very good.
     
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    Bob, do the same programs 'pause' on the PC client? If so, I'd do a 2 minute + reset on nomad to clear it completely and re-download.

    If it's just on the iPad, I'd delete and re-download the IOS client and retry things.

    Otherwise, you may have a bad nomad.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2012 #574 of 712
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    Dennis -

    No pause on the PC client for Nomad. I guess I'll reload the app on the iPad and see if I ca download it again. Thanks.

    -Bob
     
  15. Feb 9, 2012 #575 of 712
    pnessutt

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    Nope. That didn't work. I will try resetting the Nomad and see if that cures it.

    -Bob
     
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    Be sure you delete the client from the iPad, reboot it, delete it from iTunes and then re-download, init, etc.
     
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    pnessutt

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    I did that. Didn't fix the problem. Must be something about the Oprah episode with George Lucas that it doesn't like... ST:TOS vs. STARWARS, maybe? oh well. Everything else works fine!
     
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    You could delete it from the 'Pad, then redownload. But if so, check on the DVR that it recorded fine in the first place.

    So everything is a go but a specific show or two?
     
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    I've had a couple of programs that refused to transcode, but nothing that has given problem on playback if it downloaded.
     
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    It did transcode correctly. 2 episodes of the Oprah show - but they won't play appropriately on my iPad right now - but I can watch them on my PC fine.

    I'm going to watch them there (on the PC) and we'll see if this happens again in the future or not. It's probably a minor nit and we'd all like to see other features released with nomad clients (especially for iPad).

    -Bob
     

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