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#51 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:24 AM

http://i.engadget.co...tent-on-the-go/
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:31 AM

http://i.engadget.co...tent-on-the-go/

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

http://i.engadget.co...tent-on-the-go/


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The article should have just directed everyone here, seems how that's where the info/speculation came from anyway. :lol:

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:38 AM

The article should have just directed everyone here, seems how that's where the info/speculation came from anyway. :lol:

So you're saying/thinking this had something to do with it? ;)

Did anyone take screen shots of the survey? If so can you email them to me at ben at engadget?

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:00 PM

The article should have just directed everyone here, seems how that's where the info/speculation came from anyway. :lol:


The article does link this thread as a source.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:05 PM

The article does link this thread as a source.

:confused: maybe you're seeing something I'm not, but I sure don't see or find any link or reference to this thread, or DBSTalk. :confused:
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

The article does link this thread as a source.



I may be a slow reader, but.... I didn't see it.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:40 PM

I may be a slow reader, but.... I didn't see it.


Look next to the word "Source" at the bottom of the article :)
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:05 PM

I may be a slow reader, but.... I didn't see it.


Look next to the word "Source" at the bottom of the article :)



That's pretty funny, I guess I am slow.:lol:

Really though, the link I clicked on didn't have it. It wasn't until I clicked on the "full experience" link did I see it.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

Look next to the word "Source" at the bottom of the article :)

This is what I get from your link:
DirecTV's Nomad might satisfy our thirst for content on the go - Engadget_1286823853266.png

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:08 PM

This is what I get from your link:
[ATTACH]23643[/ATTACH]

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Click on the full experience link under the search bar.

That's the one I got too.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:12 PM

Click on the full experience link under the search bar.

That's the one I got too.

"Yeah" that was real rewarding too.
And here I thought this place had some issues with bitching posts. !rolling
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:15 PM

"Yeah" that was real rewarding too.
And here I thought this place had some issues with bitching posts. !rolling


Yeah, tough crowd over there. Imagine the names I would have been called for not being able to find the sources on the first try. :lol:

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

Yeah, tough crowd over there.

I live such a sheltered life here on DBSTalk. :lol:
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 01:26 PM

It's kinda funny at their reaction. (Ok maybe just a few.) This thread started because it sounds really cool, yeah it's only speculation for the most part but still something with a lot of potential. I don't know if anyone is upset that it got started but I haven't seen anything on this other than the survey, (and will probably be the last to see anything now) there was no NDA and it seemed like fair game.

I'm glad we can be pretty civil here.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:30 AM

The STB could do it if the drivers were written. It just may not be practical.

But it has to be practical, doesn't it?

Hashing in security is one thing but scaling and recompressing are well outside the application of these processors. Most of the HR2x series has barely enough power to do what they do and even some of that had to be artificially limited to prevent lock-up.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:34 AM

If the NOMAD is coming soon, I would love to have one. I travel so much it would be perfect for me.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:25 AM

Most of the HR2x series has barely enough power to do what they do and even some of that had to be artificially limited to prevent lock-up.


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:26 AM

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:39 AM

Doesn't the HR already scale 1080i/p down to 480i for older sets... How much bandwidth would it take to send the program out at the resolution it's already doing? How would 480i look on a smartphone, probably not too bad I would guess.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:56 AM

Doesn't the HR already scale 1080i/p down to 480i for older sets... How much bandwidth would it take to send the program out at the resolution it's already doing? How would 480i look on a smartphone, probably not too bad I would guess.

480p might be a better option, and "sure" if you want to tie up the DVR and use one of the video/audio outputs.
"How much"? Well I know my DSL can only do 768 kb/s upstream, which wouldn't cut it even for 480 i/p.
[again] I haven't seen anything more than your survey, so :shrug: who knows...
I would look at using the USB to connect this device since it isn't currently being used for much. This would mean the device would have to handle the work, but at the same time, this wouldn't impact the functions of the DVR.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:10 AM

Doesn't the HR already scale 1080i/p down to 480i for older sets... How much bandwidth would it take to send the program out at the resolution it's already doing? How would 480i look on a smartphone, probably not too bad I would guess.


480p might be a better option, and "sure" if you want to tie up the DVR and use one of the video/audio outputs.
"How much"? Well I know my DSL can only do 768 kb/s upstream, which wouldn't cut it even for 480 i/p.
[again] I haven't seen anything more than your survey, so :shrug: who knows...
I would look at using the USB to connect this device since it isn't currently being used for much. This would mean the device would have to handle the work, but at the same time, this wouldn't impact the functions of the DVR.

My hTC EVO 4G can do 720p native, so I'd be stoked to get some HD view-age on the road man. That would be totally wicked! :)
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:13 AM

My hTC EVO 4G can do 720p native, so I'd be stoked to get some HD view-age on the road man. That would be totally wicked! :)

"But" what's your home upstream speed?
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:19 AM

My hTC EVO 4G can do 720p native, so I'd be stoked to get some HD view-age on the road man. That would be totally wicked! :)

"But" what's your home upstream speed?

And the Evo display is 800x480 native, so it would still be throwing away about a third of the pixels you send it for playback. I'm guessing the 720p spec is intended for capturing HD video? Or maybe for output to an external display?
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:21 AM

"But" what's your home upstream speed?

I don't know, likely 512 kbps-ish. That would limit it too something else "if" it came from my network, they could allow shows to come from elsewhere, but they are, as the survey implied (I took it) allowing dowloads so you can buffer it by saving the show in you device so you can have some latency so long as your buffering. I'd be willing to increase my upload speed to T1 though, I think they have offered a free upgrade on my DSL. I would need to buy a new modem though, mine was only capable of 5 Mbps down, and for the T1 speed up you have to be able to do 20 Mbps down...but I'd pay the price for the new hardware to be able to get it.

Now, if you are unwilling to pay, I'd say a 16:9 format would be needed, since most devices now are that aspect ratio. The 4:3 480i/p would be limited in its format on that screen ratio.
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