You've got to be kidding right? I've had the Nomad since launch day and no recording I've downloaded from my Nomad has even come close to approaching the quality you describe when viewed on my iPad at 2x. It's also never been an issue of a poorly recorded program. It's not exactly hard to play the same program still on my DIRECTV HD DVR to confirm if there's an issue with the recording. Also, I stopped watching SD content years ago and that even includes SD content carried on HD channels. That being said, I'm still glad I purchased the Nomad and still recommend it for what it does. I use the Nomad to ingest content on-the-go that otherwise I would only be able to enjoy at home. It does this well, but I've never considered it a quality viewing experience on the iPad at 2x or on the PC for that matter which is even worse. Perhaps I'm the only one, but to me the Nomad was clearly only intended for viewing on the iPhone due to the small size of the screen. Seriously. Why would anyone not welcome what I suggested in my earlier reply? You select a program to prepare. You're then given the option to transcode the program at the current quality (medium) or to transcode the program at twice the quality (high) which would be far more suitable for viewing on larger displays such as the iPad at 2x or on the PC. Having such an option only enhances the product. So instead of offering up opinions on my idea I get replies that completely ignore the premise, because the Nomad already does such a great job. I just don't get it.
No, I'm not kidding at all. I stand by my statement that the PQ on iPads (I've had the original, and now the 2 and 3 versions) is as good or better than any other video source - whether downloaded or streamed.
I've got several movies and concerts that I've either ripped via DVDFab or burned to my DVD recorder - connected via component and then ripped and transferred to the iPad and played in GoodReader or lots streamed via Air Video and nomad beats most or matches either. That includes some 1080p movies converted or streamed via AirVideo.
Industry wide, you're not going to see transferring of HD content from legitimate sources except maybe porn.
Edited by dennisj00, 02 October 2012 - 01:45 PM.