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#226 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

But in reality...*soon* is likely soon now...


So I Guess We Have Different Levels Of SOON!!!

Or is it *SOON* Wink Wink :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

So I Guess We Have Different Levels Of SOON!!!

Or is it *SOON* Wink Wink :rolleyes:

There's *soon*...

There's SOON....

...and there's Soon.

I thought everybody knew those. :grin:

The last one applies now.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

Got the nomad. Very easy hookup. I hooked it up at lunchtime and then came back after work and checked out the app on the iPad. Streaming from DVR to iPad works nicely. I will probably mess around with putting files on the iPad this weekend. I'm looking forward to showing my wife how to use the in home streaming from DVR so she can watch her shows (The Talk, etc) on her tablet instead of on our LR TV.

Theory: There will not be a nomad native iPad app per se. Now that they have in home streaming from DVR to iPad as a feature, I think DIRECTV is working on integrating the nomad app & the DIRECTV for iPad app into a single experience.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

Theory: There will not be a nomad native iPad app per se. Now that they have in home streaming from DVR to iPad as a feature, I think DIRECTV is working on integrating the nomad app & the DIRECTV for iPad app into a single experience.


That would be my hope. One app to control it all...

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Howdy,

Has anyone successfully taken a nomad file from a pc and transfered it to another pc (with nomad on it of course) and played it successfully? I ask becuase i am looking for a way to watch recorded programs while travling.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

There's *soon*...

There's SOON....

...and there's Soon.

I thought everybody knew those. :grin:

The last one applies now.


Soon?

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

Soon?

Tick Tock.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:20 PM

I really hope nomad for Android is coming very soon. Like, tomorrow. We're travelling and I would really like to use my phone to watch shows.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

Just a tidbit here folks;

Saw today DIRECTV has officially changed the name of "nomad" and its related apps to the umbrella term of "GenieGo." :rolleyes:

Pronounced just like its written, "Genie"-"Go," with no pause between the words

Guess because its similar to "TIVO-to-go" service and the Genie is to eventually be the centerpiece for all new installs, they renamed it this way without the risk of a patent infringement on TIVO's name brand for their service.

Edited by HoTat2, 30 March 2013 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

Saw today DIRECTV has officially changed the name of "nomad" and its related apps to the umbrella term of "GenieGo." :rolleyes:

DIRECTV abandoned the DIRECTV2Go trademark in 2008. GenieGo sounds like something a toddler would say about the relationship between them and their diapers. I guess I'm not spellbound by the magic of Genie.

Tying it to the Genie is unfortunate as it works with DIRECTV Plus HD DVRs as well (such as it is).

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

DIRECTV abandoned the DIRECTV2Go trademark in 2008. GenieGo sounds like something a toddler would say about the relationship between them and their diapers. I guess I'm not spellbound by the magic of Genie.

Tying it to the Genie is unfortunate as it works with DIRECTV Plus HD DVRs as well (such as it is).

Then again...it would only matter if one has DirecTV service...which is not the case for the post above.

The same case could be made for the lame name Hopper.

Putting that much value on one name or another is incredibly silly.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

I guess I'm not spellbound by the magic of Genie.


Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

The same case could be made for the lame name Hopper.

Hopper still only applies to the server box be it a Hopper or Hopper with Sling. Downloading has never required an outboard box with DISH.

DIRECTV started with HMC (from 2005 to 2012) and rebooted to Genie on a single product and appears to be prepending Genie onto everything nowadays: Genie, Genie Mini (not to be confused with the relatively small HR44) and GenieGo.

Putting that much value on one name or another is incredibly silly.

That too. Do you suppose they'll lobby the few RVU manufacturers to add the Genie logo to their enabled gear?

I predict that the "no more inconvenient cable boxes" and "get ""up to"" 3X more HD recording capacity than cable" campaigns aren't going to go well. DIRECTV certainly does love the footnoted claims.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

Hopper still only applies to the server box be it a Hopper or Hopper with Sling. Downloading has never required an outboard box with DISH.

DIRECTV started with HMC (from 2005 to 2012) and rebooted to Genie on a single product and appears to be prepending Genie onto everything nowadays: Genie, Genie Mini (not to be confused with the relatively small HR44) and GenieGo.That too. Do you suppose they'll lobby the few RVU manufacturers to add the Genie logo to their enabled gear?

I predict that the "no more inconvenient cable boxes" and "get ""up to"" 3X more HD recording capacity than cable" campaigns aren't going to go well. DIRECTV certainly does love the footnoted claims.


Can you show me an ad from Dish that doesn't have them?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Can you show me an ad from Dish that doesn't have them?

Ba da bing, ba da boom.

The naming discussion is not only miniscule in relevance, but off topic here in this thread.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

As I've been doing something similar to nomad with an analog capture card and a couple shell scripts (severe linux bigot here) since 2008, I nearly jumped out of my skin when on a lark I searched for "nomad" and discovered what it claims to do. I would never have known about it had I not recently added HD to my package and noticed the option to add "nomad" to my account...

You read that right - up until yesterday I didn't have HD. I simply wanted to give my guests a better experience for our Walking D... season finale party, and will probably drop it after I determine if I can live without it or not.

At any rate, as happy thoughts of no longer having one of my DVRs slaved to my MythTV box, and streaming content directly to an Android HDMI TV stick flooded my brain, I thought it wise to check my optimism and look for some real-world opinion of the product. So I visited dbstalk for the first time in several years. It seems as though I've had a nasty April Fool's joke played on me.

Many a DIRECTV subscribing Android user has long been wondering if a nomad client version is forthcoming.


Add me to your ranks. Now that I see how far they've come with place shifting DVR content while appeasing the DRM overlords, I'm thinking maybe I give them four or five more years before I truly commit to HD. I'd venture a guess that they spent more money on the recent website facelift than the entire nomad development project. :nono:

Now, while I'm not optimistic of seeing an Android client for nomad in my lifetime, in the event the planets align and such a thing does come to fruition, I do have a few questions that I haven't seen posed in this thread.

1) has anyone considered the impact this will have on the longevity of their device's flash?

2) does the nomad box have local storage?

3) is there a web interface to the nomad device, or is one forced to use the client application? I'd sure hate to have to use a windows PC to configure the thing.

EDIT: Forgot one question

4) anyone have any ideas how much power the device draws?

EDIT: found the answer to #2 in the manual

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

For those that may have missed it, the Nomad first look is here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=197046

and FAQs are here: http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=199051
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

There's *soon*...

There's SOON....

...and there's Soon.

I thought everybody knew those. :grin:

The last one applies now.


You forget "really soon", "quite soon" and "super double dog soon." :)

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:00 AM

Can you show me an ad from Dish that doesn't have them?

They're all over the website. The difference is that many of the DIRECTV ones explain that it probably isn't true but it could be under an extraordinary set of circumstances.

DISH's big footnote probably has to do with the ignoring of Verizon FIOS in the ACSI ratings.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

Seems things are yet again way off topic...

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

The naming discussion is not only miniscule in relevance, but off topic here in this thread.

At first you say that putting a lot of stock in a name is "incredibly silly" and then when DIRECTV is found thrice guilty of converting all of their newest STBs to a Genie designation, it becomes irrelevant and off-topic.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:17 AM

At first you say that putting a lot of stock in a name is "incredibly silly" and then when DIRECTV is found thrice guilty of converting all of their newest STBs to a Genie designation, it becomes irrelevant and off-topic.

You specifically raised the whole naming issue - which is off topic.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

Seems things are yet again way off topic...

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OK. Is the Android client out yet?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

You specifically raised the whole naming issue - which is off topic.

Please review post #234 where the observation was originally made.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

Please review post #234 where the observation was originally made.

Please move on...the dog's getting dizzy going in circles...

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