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DIRECTV Nomad

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

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  1. Dec 14, 2010 #901 of 2007
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    I might be interested in checking into the Nomad based on price, but since I can do everything that it is supposed to offer now, using my SA S2 TiVo DVR driving an H24, I am not sure I would switch unless it offered some significant convenience factors or cost savings for me. I routinely use this setup to put shows on my laptop and iPod Touch or use when traveling or sitting around waiting for something or someone.

    I have been doing this for years.

    [Edit]I forgot about HD, if this device puts HD on the laptop, that would be a significant improvement over my current setup, which is limited to 640x480 SD.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 #902 of 2007
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    But if your primary device is a phone or iPod with a 4" screen, 480p is more than enough. As a test, I've gone as low as 240p on an iPod with a "retina" display, and it looks good when transcoded with a good H.264 encoder. 320p looks HD. Above that, I just wind up with larger file sizes with no corresponding visual improvement.

    When you get up to an iPad or laptop screen size, though, you're gonna want 720p, as you say.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 #903 of 2007
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    Which is the point at which the Nomad becomes interesting to me as an upgrade over what I have. SD on my Laptop is fine, though a bit soft, so I wouldn't mind 720 HD there. Here is to hoping the Nomad or new DirecTV DVR with TiVo service can deliver on that.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 #904 of 2007
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    Nomad will be able to deliver 1366 x 768 so that will work fine on my New 14" Laptop with 6 Gig of RAM and a 2.4 GHz Processor running Windows 7, I should be Good to Go with an HD Graphics Card.

    Now bring it on Directv, I am definitely Ready!!!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 #905 of 2007
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    I will venture to say that NOMAD will be much less subscribed to than MRV if it is with a monthly fee as such. MRV is different as they can sell that easily to any home with more than 1 tv/stb box. NOMAD to justify a monthly fee would require u to be on the road to justify use of it really.

    Them asking to pay a monthly fee for this would be a step in the wrong direction. Paying for hardware is one thing but monthly fee for this and not including it in the MRV service would be a big no no imho. Last I checked Slingbox doesn't charge a monthly fee and from what i gather it would be roughly the same kinda thing no? Besides NOMAD being able to download the actual content onto the device that is.

    I was all for MRV fee, but given slingbox use i might as well just get that and avoid the monthly fee no?
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 #906 of 2007
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    I'm with you.

    If it's gonna cost over $100, maybe position it as a value-added customer acquisition or retention tool with no add'l monthly fee. Just require a commitment extension for existing customers of 24 months.

    Either that, or charge a nominal price for Nomad, say $49, and bump my MRV fee up to $5/month, along with a commitment extension. Just my .02.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 #907 of 2007
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    yeah either way ima look at it and say if theres a monthly fee how many yrs b4 id in total spend what a slingbox would cost me, and look at it that way.

    Still a lot of unknowns here though so should be interesting how they go with this. I really hope they just charge 100 and require you have MRV on the account to use it and offer it for no commitment for current sub's.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 #908 of 2007
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    Yes....well, for a few select folks that are testing it. :)
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 #909 of 2007
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    Sassy. :D
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 #910 of 2007
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    For the record, I am not one of those people.....at least not yet.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 #911 of 2007
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    It works great!


    OK - that was a rebound sassy response. :D;)
     
  12. Dec 14, 2010 #912 of 2007
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    TTIUWP!!!

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    I have Slingbox PRO HD and SOLO on my Droid Phone and on my Laptop and it is Great if you have Unlimited Bandwidth.

    However, when I am Flying to Hawaii for 9 hours I need to pass the time away so watching Directv Recordings via Nomad would be the Creme de al Creme to help pass the time by watching DVDs via my Portable DVD Player and then my IPOD and now my Directv Recordings on my 14" Laptop via Nomad.

    Outstanding!!! I will pay $5 per month for that service in a heartbeat.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 #914 of 2007
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    Sorry...I don't speak cryptic twitter... :lol:
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 #915 of 2007
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    Less you travel very often I just can't see the monthly fee being justified. And if you do travel very often then I would say that group of people are a minority of directv's customers. And if you dont travel often every week then theres nothing to stop people form activating and deactivating after you travel is done. Another reason I dont think there will be a monthly fee but instead just req. to have MRV, and pay for the hardware. my.02
     
  16. Dec 14, 2010 #916 of 2007
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    There is some truth indeed to your point.

    Then again...the Gen X, Y, and Z'ers seem to be regularly on the go someplace, even when in their home city...and seem to have embraced getting almost any content possible on their mobile devices...so they would likely consider NOMAD as well.

    I'm in the first group...a million miler who flies 100-150 flights a year and would get plenty of use form NOMAD.

    You're right - it is neither right for, nor intended for everyone.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2010 #917 of 2007
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    Don't forget commuters. I'm not talking about watching & driving, but I mean those on trains, subways, weekly/daily flyers, car poolers, etc.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2010 #918 of 2007
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    yeah, which is why I think itd be great promotion for them to be able to sale saying with MRV all this is included just need the box. No other company could compete with that.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2010 #919 of 2007
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    Yeah...there's nothing like cruising down the highway or rolling along on a train watching a good movie....oh....not while driving of course... :D:lol:
     
  20. Dec 14, 2010 #920 of 2007
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    Actually, it does. ;)
     
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