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.
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
Edited by phat_b, 01 April 2013 - 03:45 PM.