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Nomad with iOS Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by islesfan, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

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    I just ordered a Nomad, and I was wondering, will I have to leave the Nomad App open and running to transfer shows, or do I select the program and it transfers in the background? I know that many iOS apps are prevented from working in the background, and/or are killed after 10 minutes in the background. I am not looking forward to the notion of staring at my iPhone while it transcodes and transfers the program to it.
     
  2. RAD

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    The app does need to be open to do the actual transfer from nomad to your IOS device, but for a 30 minute program it take me only a couple minutes. The transcoding process, which is close to 1 to 1 ratio, happens in nomad, once you select the programs to be transcoded you can close the app and then start it back up later to do the transfers.
     
  3. dennisj00

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    You may want to add a USB memory stick to nomad (it does add to the internal 16Gb).

    You can also set up a series link to Auto and those programs will be available to download without additional intervention.

    I typically select the programs I want to carry with us, turn off the iPad and when they're ready, the next time you run it, the client reminds you they're ready for download.
     
  4. islesfan

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    Oh, the client reminds you with a push notification? That's cool! For my purposes, I think I'll be ok with the 16GB storage. I don't need to offlload all that much. I just want to transfer Islanders games (if we ever get hockey again) and any nationally televised Nets games (since I get the non-nationally televised ones via NBA League Pass Mobile). I also only have a 1GB USB stick and a 3TB external drive. One's too little, the other mega overkill!
     

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