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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. TheWizz

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    Interesting... it does this on my HR34 for all recordings I have set to Auto-Download the Series from my Win7 PC Nomad APP... :confused:

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  2. Laxguy

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    I have Macs, iPad and iPhone, and an HR24 and 20, have not seen the Marked as Played phenom., but that's of little use to isolate for your situation. Do you have another DVR to test, and/or another client to test?
     
  3. TheWizz

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    I'll setup a recording on my HR24 and then download it and see what happens. Thanks.
     
  4. poppo

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    The app is already there and mostly works fine. It's not rocket science to just change the GUI graphics to the iPad resolution. But even the existing bugs seem to get ignored. How hard can it be to for the app to figure out it's not on the home LAN and start up without a 5 minute delay while it keeps looking? Geeze, a simple checkbox of "Only search for Nomad if connected to xxx network", and problem solved.

    DirecTV has a notorious habit of releasing things "half baked" and then mostly abandoning them, or moving on to something else before finishing the current project.
     
  5. Sixto

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    nomad changes the watched flag for every recording that I prepare. This has always been the case, I just assumed it was normal operation. I only use it with HR34's.
     
  6. Laxguy

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    Have you set your iPad's DNS address as recommended? [8.8.8.8]
     
  7. Beerstalker

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    I have 2 iPones and 2 iPads with the Nomad app installed, I assume I need to change the DNS address on all of them? Where/how do you do this? Does this have to be done for every WiFi network you join?
     
  8. Laxguy

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    No, DNS lookups will work across other networks, but it's only your home network that "counts" in most regards with nomad.

    Dunno about iPhone- I read somewhere that you can't change that, and I hardly ever use the iPhone app.

    Why not change one on one iPad and test how much of a diff it makes? As to how, it's in settings somewhere under Network. Sorry don't have it handy to give exact path.
     
  9. wco81

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    Those who got the Nomad, is it worth it?

    Sounds like various issues still.

    I guess there are no alternatives on D*. There is talk of Tivo coming out with some ability to sync to mobile devices. Not clear if there's additional one-time cost like the Nomad or some ongoing fee (beyond their normal Tivo service fee).

    Otherwise, HTPC and WMC may be something to investigate too. I wouldn't leave D* just because of the situation with Nomad and mobile device support. There are other reasons but this would be a capper.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    Yes....especially if you use a mobile device when traveling or other non-home location.

    I suspect the posts related to issues center on a needed update to the firmware and/or client program that will resolve the issues. Since it's introduction is relatively new, and base on previous new device releases...I would not be surprised to see something arrive in the near future.

    As for use - my experience has been very positive, especially on planes and hotels.
     
  11. Sixto

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    You buy it once and forever can take shows on the road. A no brainer for me. A zillion times more valuable to me then streaming.

    Yep, it has a few quirks but is a great asset, and will only get better.
     
  12. Richierich

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    +1.

    I couldn't agree more.

    I just Love watching a Golf Tournament or watching Diners, Driveins and Dives or whatever but the PQ is Great and it Works For Me!!!
     
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    Rtm

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    Oh it's coming http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2...-streaming-dvr-content-to-ipad-with-prototype
     
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    Laxguy

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    hdtvfan0001

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    :lol: Sort of...and you may have seen yourself how unstable it was at demos at CES...

    nomad seems to have so much more to offer...
     
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    Laxguy

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    Is that link not essentially the same as you posted earlier? If not, what is the information you wish to convey?
     
  18. May 2, 2012 #698 of 712
    alexcohen

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    Download the new version now!!!
     
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    rmonio

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    I did. I also had to reload the app on my iPad.

    Question - what did the new version address? I've noticed that some of the transcoded recordings that didn't work before now work correctly (which is nice), but the app is still not optimized for the iPad. Anyone else notice what the differences were?

    -Bob
     
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    KenW

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    There is a thread for 2.0.

    So far:
    • Starts up faster
    • Shows the download speed along side the percent
    • The shows are in descending order by date recorded
    • Supports multiple concurrent downloads
    • Displays shows that are being encoded for other clients
     

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