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Nomad Price

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by MEY54, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Feb 2, 2013 #1 of 39
    MEY54

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    Was with Directv for 15 years left for 4 and now I am back. Does Directv ever run a special price for the Nomad or are they flexible ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 #2 of 39
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe I've ever seen any special pricing on the Nomad.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 #3 of 39
    MEY54

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    Thanks
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 #4 of 39
    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Welcome back! You could phone and see if there might be anything on offer there, but I've also not seen any adverts regarding that.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 #5 of 39
    Richierich

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    Welcome back.

    No Special Deals on the Nomad but it is well worth $150 in my opinion!!! :D
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 #6 of 39
    Sully

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    I agree...the Nomad is awesome. Especially after the latest update.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2013 #7 of 39
    Richierich

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    Especially for the Business Traveler or someone like me who travels to Hawaii every year for a vacation or to Europe. That is a Long Flight so it is very nice to be able to watch what you want when you want to watch it. :)
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 #8 of 39
    acostapimps

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    Just have to rub it in to the rest of us just kidding LOL :)
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 #9 of 39
    Richierich

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    Not meaning to demean anyone but just saying it is Great on a Long Flight (particularly when Delta has problems booting up their own DVD System) and I am happily watching My Recordings on Nomad Watching What I Want When I Want To Watch It once we are at 36,000 feet. :D
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 DIRECTV A-Team

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    The nomad product had been $99 until the recent price increase online to $149. You may want to see how you can "negotiate" the price down.

    As for the value of nomad - if you are a traveler with any regularity, or don't want to be tied down to unpredictable Internet access speeds outside the home - nomad gives you the freedom to watch any recorded content where and when you want with any dependency on Internet connectivity at all.

    I use it regularly and appreciate having it.
     
  11. bond111

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    Was just on the phone regarding this as I had this show up on my account. Called them because it wouldn't let me add it, and they said it must be a "glitch" online, and that it's $150 for it, but is "free" service. Kinda pissed me off. It won't even let me add the nomad under "accessories" section either.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. trh

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    I don't believe you can transfer PPV or VOD content from your DVR to a nomad.
     
  13. gpg

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    Is the nomad covered by the protection plan?
     
  14. Hoffer

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    I know you can not with VOD. I have 2 VOD things on my DVR right now. When in the Nomad app, Those 2 things do not show up.
     
  15. Richierich

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    Amen Brother Ben!!! You are Right On or as they say Spot On!!! I just Love my Nomad and it keeps getting better and better like a Fine Old Wine!!! :lol:
     
  16. Hoffer

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    I think with tax and shipping, I paid $170 for the Nomad? Mighty spendy little item.

    If they'd come out with an iPad optimized version of the app, I'd get a lot more use out of it with the recent update. I lay on my bed a couple times a week and watch a show through my Slingbox on my iPad. I think the experience would be better with Nomad. Skipping commercials for sure will be easier.

    I know people say the current app works fine on the iPad, but I think the video playback looks like poo. Blowing up the little iPhone thing 2x does not make for a good image.
     
  17. dennisj00

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    It's the same file / resolution whether it iPhone / iPad / PC Client. It looks as good on the iPad as any other video - Netflix, HBO-Go, Showtime, Watch ESPN, etc.
     
  18. Hoffer

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    Am I playing it wrong on my iPad then? It is in the little iPhone display in the center. I hit the 2x button and it blows up, almost filling the screen. I play the video and it looks like crap.

    I have played Nomad on my laptop and through my laptop to a 42" HDTV. Looked good in both places and looks great on my iPhone.

    Doubling up the iPhone version on my iPad looks awful.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    The text is dreadful, but the screen is all right for the actual video. YMMV.
     
  20. dennisj00

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    I've never had the reaction of 'awful' or 'crap' from anyone that has viewed nomad video or DAFI streaming. Like I said in the post above, it looks as good as any Netflix or HBO-Go.

    Of the ones I listed, probably Watch ESPN may show more blocking from action and streaming.

    We watch several hours a day on the iPad - wife uses it in the kitchen or her office while working. I've attached a picture and invite you to point out the part that looks awful?

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