4. Do not check your sports scores on the iPhone in the middle of a download. :-) You will have to re-start the download.
Roger that. Unfortunately, this is not an app that Apple allows to do any background multitasking, like apps that play audio. (I could be wrong, but I assume this is an Apple issue, and not a Nomad issue.)
5. Watched a show on the iPad last night -- just because I could! Put down the iPad without closing the app, and work up this morning to a dead iPad. The app cancels autolock, even when a video is not running. So, be advised...
Had the same experience with the iPad, but not my iPod Touch. I downloaded a few shows overnight on both, and in the morning, the iPad was on the same screen I left it, at full screen brightness. Fortunately it was plugged in. OTOH, the iPod Touch was locked and asleep. When I unlocked it, it was on the home screen. So the app closed, but not before it downloaded the files I expected it to.
On the flip side, it DOES mean that you can select your shows for prep and downloading at night, and wake up to find them nicely ready to go on the iPad in the AM -- provided you leave it plugged in to the charger.
Yes. Works the same for the PC client as well, as long as you leave it running. If you want the same overnight transcodes on multiple devices, be sure you select those shows for download on each
device you want them on, otherwise they'll just auto-copy to the device that originally requested them.
6. Launch time for the app is a problem. Timed minutes ago on a freshly-booted iPhone 3GS: 2 minutes, 25 seconds to launch the app. Note that the default app behavior is for the app to launch and show the Playlist on all DVR's -- and I have 3 MRV units with healthy Playlists.
I sometimes see overly long start-up times as well. Not sure why the time varies. That said, the quickest
I've ever booted up and seen my 3 HRs unified playlist on an iOS device is about 50 seconds, so still a considerable wait.