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DIRECTV Nomad

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

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  1. Oct 29, 2010 #281 of 2007
    Richierich

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    Definitely Looking Forward To Nomad as when I am going to Hawaii every year (9 Hour Trip) I would just Love to be able to Watch a Golf Event or some Food Channel Stuff or whatever to help pass that time away.

    Can't Wait To Have It But I Guess I Will Have To!!! :lol:
     
  2. Oct 29, 2010 #282 of 2007
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    I use one of my S2 TiVo DVRs the same way for that reason and to get video podcasts since I have not found an equivalent capability with the DTV DVR. I suspect I might be able to do that with PC software somehow and post them to the DLNA server on the PC. But that will take work and the TiVo just does it.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 #283 of 2007
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    Don't know if this has been mentioned...

    Is this DirecTV's answer to Dish's slingloaded DVR???
     
  4. Nov 1, 2010 #284 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    Don't know .. We don't have all of the information on this offering yet.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2010 #285 of 2007
    Jason Whiddon

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    Dunno, this is maybe loading of a program, off the DVR, to mobile device/laptop/etc...
     
  6. Nov 1, 2010 #286 of 2007
    Steve

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    Good point. One way to implement this could be similar to how DirecTV2PC works. Maybe Nomad is an app for your PC that allows you to pick a show from an HR2x playlist and transcode it into an MP4 file suitable for syncing to an iPod, iPhone or Droid device. A corresponding Nomad "player" app on the phone could handle DRM.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2010 #287 of 2007
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    Look for it being hardware. ;)
     
  8. Nov 1, 2010 #288 of 2007
    Jason Whiddon

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    This is the whole thing that bothers me. Not as much the fee, but another box. We have moved into a more advanced world, with a ton of boxes that do 75% of their job.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2010 #289 of 2007
    Steve

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    Well so much for that theory! :lol:
     
  10. Nov 1, 2010 #290 of 2007
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    That would make the most sense on several fronts...so its the only way to look. :D
     
  11. Nov 1, 2010 #291 of 2007
    Steve

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    "Several" implies at least three reasons, and I can't think of one that makes more sense than implementing it in software. I'm here to learn, tho, so please enlighten us.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2010 #292 of 2007
    Jeremy W

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    The fact that it received UL certification is really the only reason you need.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2010 #293 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    - Copyright protection compliance
    - Compatibility with multiple platform devices (laptop.smartphone, etc.)
    - Direct access with network migrating content (for speed)

    Solving those (among other challenges)...using hardware.

    You're enlightened. :eek2::D

    But I'll let ya know for sure when I get one... !rolling
     
  14. Nov 1, 2010 #294 of 2007
    Jeremy W

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    None of these are particularly good reasons for using hardware over software. Especially the first two, one of which has already been solved with DirecTV2PC. Transcoding, which is not a new or unusal software technology, would easily solve the second point. The third one is the only really good one, since the connection would most likely be USB 2.0 and therefore faster than 100Mbps Ethernet. But then you have the question of whether or not the box can actually stream data off the hard drive that fast with everything else that's going on at the same time. And considering some of the other restrictions that are in place (like one MRV stream) I have my doubts on that too.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2010 #295 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    We're talking about the best way to do it, not just solving things.. if you can explain how a direct network connection can be surpassed for streaming huge files to remote devices using just software somehow...I'd love to learn. how that works.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2010 #296 of 2007
    Jeremy W

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    I added to the end of my post after you quoted it, and addressed this.

    Also, hardware is more expensive to produce than software. I'm not trying to make points for why the Nomad might be software, because we know it's hardware. I'm just saying it's not so ridiculous to think that it could be done in software.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2010 #297 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agree it costs more...but then I never assumed (or stated) it would be free.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2010 #298 of 2007
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    Well I guess a small, portable hard drive like device that you load up and take with you to plug into any viewing device does have some appeal.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2010 #299 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    I'm gonna put my money on Network and not USB.
     
  20. Nov 1, 2010 #300 of 2007
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    Thanks for taking the time to respond. If I get you right, DirecTV2PC already does 2.5 of those in s/w tho.
     
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