This is the same problem I kept running into over the weekend using the iPhone app on my iPad 2. I finally got the Nomad to prepare and download some programs. However, for a few programs, the status bars would disappear and it would either just say "Waiting to Prepare" or stay in the Preparation column. I would leave it like this for several hours or even overnight and it wouldn't change or ever download to the iPad. I would cancel the recordings and quit the app and unplug the Nomad and try again, but eventually would get the same issue.
Any thoughts on what is causing this?
On a separate note, does anyone have any insight when the iPad-native app will get released?
I was finally able to isolate that the issue I'm having is that the Nomad gets stuck on the "Waiting to Prepare" for any program that comes from one of my two DVR's.
I have a HR20-700 in my main room and a HR23-700 in my bedroom. Both are networked via DECA and the iPhone app on my iPad recognizes the playlists from both. I don't have the Whole Home DVR service activated, but both DVR's are set to allow external access - my understanding is that you don't have to subscribe to the Whole Home DVR service for Nomad to work.
However, none of the programs on my HR23-700 will prepare (and therefore not download). When I select a program from my HR23-700, it starts out okay and shows a status bar with how much time is left in preparation for about 1-2 minutes. Then, the status bar disappears and it goes back to the "Waiting to Prepare" status where nothing happens and it never gets prepared or ready to download. I reset my HR23-700 and power cycled the Nomad to no avail.
Programs from my HR20-700 work just fine with no issue in preparing and downloading.
What am I doing wrong here? Any thoughts or insight you can share would be greatly appreciated.