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DIRECTV Nomad

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Oct 6, 2010.

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  1. Oct 28, 2010 #261 of 2007
    spartanstew

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    Well, of the shows I record/watch, only about 20% of them are viewed on my 126" screen. About 50% are viewed on my 65" screen and the other 30% are already viewed on a 19" screen next to my computer. There's lots of shows that are interesting enough to watch, that don't need to be viewed in the theater. Besides, I can always connect my laptop to the hotels display when I travel and watch my recorded shows on a 50" display if I choose.

    But I'm sure there'll be many I'll watch on the airplane.

    Besides, screen size has nothing to do with it. It's screen size vs viewing distance that matters. Watching a 126" screen from 12' away isn't much different than watching a 17" display from 1.5' away (which is what it'll be on an airplane).
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 #262 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    Not trying to point you out or to pick on you, but isn't this the way some feel if what does come out isn't "their cup of tea"?
    These things are driven by marketing. They seem to think there is a big enough market to have worked on this. Maybe it will flop as the market survey was wrong.
    Had this been something you wanted, then of course they spend the money for it wisely. :lol:
     
  3. Oct 28, 2010 #263 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    I am going away again this weekend and it would be nice to have the option to watch some of my recorded programs. I can see how valuable this coould be for folks that travel a lot.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2010 #264 of 2007
    Richierich

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    Well said and well stated as I agree that I take my small 10" DVD Player on vacation and when I don't have a DVD PLayer in the Bedroom and we want to watch a Movie in the bedroom I just hook it up to the TV and Bingo we have Movie Time.

    It is always about "Time Shifting" and "Watching What You Want To Watch When You Want To Watch It" whether you are in an Airport bored and waiting to Board or at Lunch or wherever I think it will be Neat to have a Few Choice Recordings that I can watch when I now have the time rather than just read a newspaper or magazine or be bored.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 #265 of 2007
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    Yep, the worst part about traveling 15 days per month is calibrating watched shows with my wife. Every night when we talk on the phone we have to determine what shows I'm going to watch live that night, what shows she's already watched, what can be deleted, etc.

    When I get home I have to try and watch shows she's already watched (in order to delete them and clear space), etc. Being able to just dump a bunch of shows from the previous week to my laptop and knock them out while I'm traveling would really make things easier.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2010 #266 of 2007
    mitchelljd

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    i am curious how this will go myself.

    if Directv charges people to take the content they paid for togo. and if you can do it without streaming. ie, load it onto an iphone/ipad or laptop macbook pro. ie make it mac compatible. and maybe even do it while traveling,. so you dont have to be in the house while you access your content, but in a higher quality way than slingbox, which degradades pic quality.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2010 #267 of 2007
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    How it works is yet to be determined.

    If you get a stream to a mobile device, and THEN play the content, the image quality can be as good as local presentations would be for any other content.

    Think Blu Ray player with Netflix download to a hard drive...
     
  8. Oct 29, 2010 #268 of 2007
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    Depending on the fee and if Android is supported, I may use this feature a lot. My EVO has and HDMI out, that to an LCD at my family's place would allow me to DVR programs for Mom & Dad...
     
  9. Oct 29, 2010 #269 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    While shifting content and then "taking it on the go" wouldn't be a problem, the idea of pulling 3.5 gigs/hour for streaming "full HD" seems nuts.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2010 #270 of 2007
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    Perhaps so....

    ...then again...there's more than one way to migrate content... ;):D
     
  11. Oct 29, 2010 #271 of 2007
    Richierich

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    Just buy Mom and Dad an HD HR2X DVR and be done with it along with a Directv Subscription. Look at all they have done for you....:)
     
  12. Oct 29, 2010 #272 of 2007
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    While it is encouraging that DTV is thinking about how to provide programming to mobile devices, the idea of copying an episode is a couple of years behind the times. I think trends are moving towards streaming from the cloud, which is more convenient than maintaining copies.

    I think most users with a mobile device will elect to stream an episode from a website, Hulu, Netflix, etc given the choice vs. copying files.

    To compete in this area, DTV might consider streaming content from their servers based on what exists on a users playlist, this would also give DTV the ability to capitalize on advertising revenue by inserting their own ads, etc. If such a scheme could be realized legally....
     
  13. Oct 29, 2010 #273 of 2007
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    While that view is "more innovative"...the fact is that many mobile device users have not found streaming to be a pleasant or reliable experience...so the jury is out as to that being the holy grail method.

    Furthermore, with the recent trend of broadband providers starting to slice and dice and limit their bandwidth among users...this adds further impediments to that adoption as the long-term solution.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 #274 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    There are many ways to go, what seems to be missing in the market place is a (legal) way to take content with you. Yeah, "copying" episodes has been around for a while, but I'd think this device will make things much easier and include some ability to have the blessing of everyone involved, thus taking out any Copyright concerns.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2010 #275 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    Also, streaming isn't always available .. Road trips, trains, planes .. stays in hotels where you choose to NOT get Internet due to costs or the Internet simply isn't up to streaming quality. Taking it with you might not be for everyone, but there are certainly a lot of people that would benefit from it.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2010 #276 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agreed.
     
  17. Oct 29, 2010 #277 of 2007
    Garry

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    And if they develop another feature instead, there will be a similar post wondering why they didn't spend their manpower developing something like Nomad.

    They will never make everyone happy.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2010 #278 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    Like most any other things in life...Nomad will not be intended for or perfect for everyone.

    It'll be an added-value offering, just like NFL Sunday Ticket, MRV, DVR's and other things have been along the way to provide a group of users more enjoyment of their viewing experience. Some will love it, some won't need or want it...like almost anything else.

    But those who will want/use it will more than likely really enjoy it.

    Evolutionary, not revolutionary.

    It's all good.
     
  19. Oct 29, 2010 #279 of 2007
    Richierich

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    AMEN to that. Alot of providers are Limiting their Bandwidth Usage and that is one reason that the Virgin MiFi 2200 is out of stock at most places because Verizon's Version of the MiFi 2200 has a 5 Gig Limit on it as well as other providers doing the same thing.

    Also, if you can't get a signal such as on an Airplane then you can't view Streaming Media but with Nomad you would have the Recordings on your PC so you could view during a flight.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2010 #280 of 2007
    Sixto

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    One of the reasons that I still have a Series3 is just for the reason discussed in this thread ... taking some recordings mobile (plane, train, ...).

    Today, I duplicate every important recording from the HR2x's on the Series3, and with TivoToGo can easily and quickly transfer recordings legally to laptop/mobile device before heading out on a road-trip. I never actually watch a Series3 recording on a TV. :)

    Very convenient, and looking forward to Nomad. Also acts as a good non-satellite backup.

    Nomad may actually provide a savings opportunity. :)
     
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