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#21 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:54 AM

I would say very different from 2Go in many ways. IMO

Indeed. More of a reinvention than a "return".
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:00 AM

The Slingbox lets me stream to any computer or my iPhone. A capture card lets me take any DVR content and convert it to DVD or MPEG4 to put on portable devices. But to have all this incorporated into the DVD software would be fantastic. Send me the survey:)

I doubt you'll see this as part of the DVR software, but instead be a box attached to the DVR, that will have an upfront cost along with a monthly fee.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:01 AM

Nomad was already in a Star Trek: TOS episode "The Changeling":

Well then I guess we "must sterilize"... :D

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:12 AM

I doubt you'll see this as part of the DVR software, but instead be a box attached to the DVR, that will have an upfront cost along with a monthly fee.


This would not be too surprising. That's sorta what the Slingbox is today (yeah I know it's not exactly the same thing). Would be nice if it was integrated into the STB somehow for simplicity (from a user perspective).
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:18 AM

This would not be too surprising. That's sorta what the Slingbox is today (yeah I know it's not exactly the same thing). Would be nice if it was integrated into the STB somehow for simplicity (from a user perspective).

[not having any clue] Maybe a USB interface?
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:23 AM

[not having any clue] Maybe a USB interface?


USB to what? If it's your computer, yeah, but if it's your smartPhone .. I'd think you'd use WiFi on your phone and Network from your STB, so why not use network for all transactions.

The intellectual property of how to do that would need to be added into the HRs as clearly it's not in there today, but it's certainly possible. The HR is just a computer after all.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:36 AM

USB to what? If it's your computer, yeah, but if it's your smartPhone .. I'd think you'd use WiFi on your phone and Network from your STB, so why not use network for all transactions.

The intellectual property of how to do that would need to be added into the HRs as clearly it's not in there today, but it's certainly possible. The HR is just a computer after all.

"The thought here" was that this box/device could integrate into the DVR like the AM-21 does through USB.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:00 AM

This would not be too surprising. That's sorta what the Slingbox is today (yeah I know it's not exactly the same thing). Would be nice if it was integrated into the STB somehow for simplicity (from a user perspective).


[not having any clue] Maybe a USB interface?

Not having any idea what Nomad is supposed to actually be, I wouldn't mind having some kind of sling like device; especially if it allowed me to do some house keeping like checking To-Do lists or some such thing...only instead of USB how about connected to the DECA cloud so it could access all the connected DVRs .

I don't know if that's what Nomad is intended to be but it would be very cool...I can dream can’t I. :grin:

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:51 AM

Not having any idea what Nomad is supposed to actually be, I wouldn't mind having some kind of sling like device; especially if it allowed me to do some house keeping like checking To-Do lists or some such thing...only instead of USB how about connected to the DECA cloud so it could access all the connected DVRs .

I don't know if that's what Nomad is intended to be but it would be very cool...I can dream can’t I. :grin:

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The product didn't have a name when I heard about it, but was to be something very much like Slingbox + a PVR type device, where you could "take" recordings with you for something like on vacation and keep the kids busy in the backseat.
"How" this was to do any of this wasn't mentioned, but seems it would be a separate box/device. I don't think the DVR could do the downscaling to feed a recording over the internet.
[again] I have no idea of how this will interconnect to the DVR. Using the network may or may not cause problems with all the other features we have now, but it seems [to me] utilizing the USB port might be a way to alleviate any of these if they were a problem. By integrating into the DVR, "perhaps" the UPL of the DVR could be available to this device too. :shrug:
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

You will know soon enough. :)
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:49 PM

I am thinking this could be a very big deal, but then I thought that Directv would have made a bigger deal out of the MRV. I actually found myself stopping at their commercials to see how it was advertised and it just wasn't impressing. Having said that, it may be doing very well or better than expected and they don't need to do anymore, I have no way of knowing that. I still run into people that don't know that D* has a whole home dvr.

This has the potential to be even bigger than MRV. Portability is huge and I think this could put a lot of folks at ease by giving the ability to back up programs. Of course I'm only guessing but it makes sense that if you can move a show to a computer and watch it later that you may be able to move many shows.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

Of course I'm only guessing but it makes sense that if you can move a show to a computer and watch it later that you may be able to move many shows.

What isn't clear yet is at what resolution this will be.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:04 PM

You will know soon enough. :)


There's that "soon" word again. ;)

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:07 PM

What isn't clear yet is at what resolution this will be.


Boy I wish I could take the survey again so I could pay more attention.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:56 PM

This June "Nomad" trademark registration shows up in a Google search.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:24 PM

You could also stream content over a broadband connection and watch it on your phone or computer.


Isn't this basically Directv2PC?

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:35 PM

Isn't this basically Directv2PC?

DirecTV2PC only works on your home network, tho. It streams the recordings at their original resolutions and bitrates, which are way too high for streaming to a portable device outside the home. There's also a minimum level of hardware required on the client PC.
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:28 AM

Dang, Directv's gonna get me with another box and fee, but boy am I excited. I have a Sling Solo now, for fball games at work when Im on on the weekends. I bought it years ago, as an experiment, and love it. Would love an HD version, and the wife has an Droid 2, so...
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:24 AM

Nomad also received UL approval on Sept 7, 2010.....here: http://database.ul.c...372&sequence=1'> http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/showpage.html?name=AZSQ7.E341393&ccnshorttitle=Audio/Video+Apparatus+Certified+for+Canada&objid=1081189820&cfgid=1073741824&version=versionless&parent_id=1073984372&sequence=1

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:19 AM

I wonder if this means they will allow TiVo to keep their TiVo To Go feature since that is basically what TiVo does..




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