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Nomad Questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by islesfan, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. islesfan

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    I'm considering Nomad, but I have a couple of questions.

    First, does it connect to only one DVR? I have two HR DVRs, and I would consider nomad if I could offload programs from both easily.

    Second, what are the approximate file sizes? As I understand Nomad, it offloads a show to your (in my case iPhone) and you watch it later. So, since I have a 32 GB iPhone 4s, I'm concerned that a hockey game of 2 1/2 hours would be 10 GB or so.
     
  2. Richierich

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    I have it connected to 7 DVRs and I think the Limit is 10 DVRs.

    I believe it is 800 MB for a 1 Hour HD MPEG-4 Recording as I remember what Doug Brott told me so with 32 GB you could Offload at least 30 Hours of Programming and still have room for other stuff.

    So 8 Gig would be approximately 10 Hours of HD Recording Capacity. 24 Gig would be 30 Hours with 8 Gig left over for other stuff.
     
  3. trh

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    Your DVRs need to be on your network. One nice feature the software has is you can select which DVRs to "see". In my case, I've deselected the kid's DVR so I don't see their playlist when selecting shows to send to the nomad.
     
  4. islesfan

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    Thanks! That sounds really good! Looks like that would be a good solution for me!
     
  5. trh

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    I'm using an iPad(1) 16GB. I have the following on my iPad: four 1-hour TV shows all in HD plus the Detroit/St Louis game from last night in HD (3 hours because of the extra 30 minutes I added for Live Event). So 7 hours total. Right now under Usage the iPad shows Nomad as using 3.8GB (and some of that has to be the client software?).
     
  6. bennasar

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    I dont think that the resolution affects the size of the recording on the nomad, it encodes at a fixed resolution.

    Miguel
     
  7. dirtyblueshirt

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  8. LimeyFK

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    trh, it looks like you were able to fix the issue you were having downloading NHL games that you mentioned in the other thread. How did you resolve it? I'm having the same problem. I'd PM you but my post count is <5.
     
  9. LimeyFK

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    Hate to do this, but need 2 more posts so I can send a PM and find out if/how he fixed it. It's a strange rule..
     
  10. Sully

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    I have another Nomad question (2 actually). I'm considering getting one, but the main reason would be so I could watch shows on my iPad...without being tethered to a TV. Is there any chance DirecTV will allow streaming of recorded content directly to an iPad sometime down the road?

    Also, does the content produced by the Nomad device ever expire? It would be nice to create a library of shows and have my kids pick which shows they wanted on their iPods before traveling.
     
  11. The Merg

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    I believe that there is hope that recorded content will be able to be streamed to a the iPad in the same sense that it does for DirecTV2PC.

    As for expiration of content, after 30 days the content needs to be re-downloaded to your device from the Nomad.

    - Merg
     
  12. Sully

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    Thanks for the quick reply! I think I'll wait to see if DirecTV soon gives us the ability to stream recorded content. Until then, I'll continue to lug around my laptop and use DirecTV2PC.
     
  13. trh

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    You can do some limited streaming right now with an iPad -- as long as you are on your home network. Free DirecTV app on iTunes.
     
  14. dennisj00

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    I seriously doubt there will be any streaming from a DVR recording to nomad when you're off your home network.

    Would love it, but just don't think it's gonna happen.
     
  15. trh

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    Have you read this thread? It won't be to a nomad device -- it will be to 'any' mobile device.
     
  16. Sully

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    Yes...I have read that thread. If I understand it correctly, we'll be able to watch DirecTV programming while outside of our home network. However, this does not mean we'll be able to watch recorded content from our own DVR(s) on our mobile devices. For that, transferring shows to our devices via Nomad will be our only option (at least for now). I'm waiting for the day we can stream recorded content from our own DVR(s) directly to our mobile devices (just like we can stream to our PCs on our own network via DirecTV2PC).
     
  17. mattgwyther

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    TVEverywhere should allow for steaming, however I then the response was regarding streaming of DVR content (like a sling box) not sure if nomad will ever be allowed to do that out of the home, or what streaming nomad will do.
     
  18. trh

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    Slingbox is probably the best we're going to get.
     
  19. dennisj00

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    Maybe I should have said 'via' nomad and YES I read the thread.
     
  20. zimm7778

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    Ok, I have a question about this nomad. I thought at first it was something that would allow me to transfer DVR recordings to a mobile device while at home and then I could watch them somewhere else, like a mall or in a hotel room. Now looking at it it appears to only work within the home network so if I left home I couldn't watch anything. Which way is right?
     

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