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Nomad - Is it worth it?


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#41 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:49 PM

How large are typical files once they are on the ipad? If I have a 16Gb ipad how much would I have to put on there before it fills up?


That's been posted before, but I can't search for it right now. IAE, it's not huge, nor inconsequential, if that helps! You can get quite a few movies on there, also depends on other content you may have.
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#42 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

Based on the PC file sizes - an hour HD program is 4-500 MB.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

Based on the PC file sizes - an hour HD program is 4-500 MB.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

thats not bad at all

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

can you add hard drive space by connecting a USB hard drive instead of just a thumb drive?
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

can you add hard drive space by connecting a USB hard drive instead of just a thumb drive?

Yes. But keep in mind once the "parent" show is deleted from the HR, it will be deleted from Nomad storage as well.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

Yes. But keep in mind once the "parent" show is deleted from the HR, it will be deleted from Nomad storage as well.


thanks

just making sure since I have 3 DVRs and if I chose to transcode everything a thumb drive might not be enough
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:38 PM

I have had this drive hooked up to my Nomad since October and it has been working great for me.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:17 PM

thanks

just making sure since I have 3 DVRs and if I chose to transcode everything a thumb drive might not be enough

My PC transcodes are averaging just under 300 Mbytes on my PC disk per 30 minutes of show, or 10 Mbytes/minute.

The 16GB Nomad internal storage is really closer to 15GB actual storage, so I'd conservatively estimate about 25 hours of storage on the device itself. Add a 16GB or 32GB thumb drive, and you're looking at 50 or 75 hours total.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

As a follow up to my original post I wanted to give everyone an FYI.

Ordered from Solid Signal. Sent two emails over a 5 day period asking for status of shipping! No responses. Decided to call them and was told it was a pre order and on back order until the end of June!! I cancelled the order.

Ordered from D* for about $25 more and it was here in one day. After a little bit of challenge getting it to work properly, it is now up and running. Thanks for all the help.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

Sometimes it amazes me, the amount of videos and music we can carry - each one of us!!

And there's not enough time to watch / listen to it all because we keep adding more!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Yes. But keep in mind once the "parent" show is deleted from the HR, it will be deleted from Nomad storage as well.


But isn't that only if nomad needs the space to transcode and store other programs??
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

But isn't that only if nomad needs the space to transcode and store other programs??

If you mean does it physically remove the bits as well? I'm sure it doesn't. It tells the Nomad device that space is available for storage, if need be, and at the same time removes that show's entry from the "ready to download" lists. So for all intents and purposes, that show is deleted.

Just like when we delete a show from the HR playlist right now. Its bits are still on the HR drive, but we'll never be able to play it again, because we don't have a recycle bin from which to rescue it.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

No, I don't mean overwrite the bits; not one bit!

I am not sure of it either way, but I don't believe it's unavailable on nomad just because the show is gone from the DVRs. I am getting on a plane early tomorrow, so I don't have time to test that.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

I am not sure of it either way, but I don't believe it's unavailable on nomad just because the show is gone from the DVRs.

From the Nomad FAQ:

Do shows stored on nomad™ expire?
Shows stored in nomad’s™ internal memory will not expire. However,

  • when nomad™ needs space for a new conversion, the oldest are deleted to make room.
  • when the original DVR recording is deleted, it’s deleted from nomad™ as well.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

As long as you have them on your device, you have 30 days to watch them even if they are gone from your DVR and nomad.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

Ok, I'm confused about Nomad. You hook it up to the home network, then it transcodes (un-encrypts?) the shows you select and then it does indeed download it to the device? Not something like putting it "on the cloud"?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

Ok, I'm confused about Nomad. You hook it up to the home network, then it transcodes (un-encrypts?) the shows you select and then it does indeed download it to the device? Not something like putting it "on the cloud"?


Nomad lists everything on your Directv HD DVR's. You select what you want, it transcodes it (i.e. converts it to a smaller file) and then you copy it to your device (computer, ipad, iphone). So you can watch what was on your DVR when you have no internet connection.

My favorite place to watch my Nomad content is around 35K feet while others on the plane are spending $6.99 or more for 20 channels of TV for a 2 hour flight. Once you have Nomad its free to copy the content to your device of choice.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:02 AM

Nomad lists everything on your Directv HD DVR's. You select what you want, it transcodes it (i.e. converts it to a smaller file) and then you copy it to your device (computer, ipad, iphone). So you can watch what was on your DVR when you have no internet connection.

My favorite place to watch my Nomad content is around 35K feet while others on the plane are spending $6.99 or more for 20 channels of TV for a 2 hour flight. Once you have Nomad its free to copy the content to your device of choice.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:00 AM

Ok, I'm confused about Nomad. You hook it up to the home network, then it transcodes (un-encrypts?) the shows you select and then it does indeed download it to the device? Not something like putting it "on the cloud"?


Not "in the cloud". The content resides on your device, much like music on an iPod. You don't need Internet connection to watch the shows once they are on your PC/Tablet/Smartphone




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