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#1 OFFLINE   MEY54

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

Was with Directv for 15 years left for 4 and now I am back. Does Directv ever run a special price for the Nomad or are they flexible ?

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#2 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Was with Directv for 15 years left for 4 and now I am back. Does Directv ever run a special price for the Nomad or are they flexible ?

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I don't believe I've ever seen any special pricing on the Nomad.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

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#4 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Welcome back! You could phone and see if there might be anything on offer there, but I've also not seen any adverts regarding that.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Welcome back.

No Special Deals on the Nomad but it is well worth $150 in my opinion!!! :D
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

I agree...the Nomad is awesome. Especially after the latest update.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

I agree...the Nomad is awesome. Especially after the latest update.


Especially for the Business Traveler or someone like me who travels to Hawaii every year for a vacation or to Europe. That is a Long Flight so it is very nice to be able to watch what you want when you want to watch it. :)
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

someone like me who travels to Hawaii every year for a vacation or to Europe.


Just have to rub it in to the rest of us just kidding LOL :)

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:45 AM

Just have to rub it in to the rest of us just kidding LOL :)


Not meaning to demean anyone but just saying it is Great on a Long Flight (particularly when Delta has problems booting up their own DVD System) and I am happily watching My Recordings on Nomad Watching What I Want When I Want To Watch It once we are at 36,000 feet. :D
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

Was with DirecTV for 15 years left for 4 and now I am back. Does DirecTV ever run a special price for the Nomad or are they flexible ?

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The nomad product had been $99 until the recent price increase online to $149. You may want to see how you can "negotiate" the price down.

As for the value of nomad - if you are a traveler with any regularity, or don't want to be tied down to unpredictable Internet access speeds outside the home - nomad gives you the freedom to watch any recorded content where and when you want with any dependency on Internet connectivity at all.

I use it regularly and appreciate having it.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

Was just on the phone regarding this as I had this show up on my account. Called them because it wouldn't let me add it, and they said it must be a "glitch" online, and that it's $150 for it, but is "free" service. Kinda pissed me off. It won't even let me add the nomad under "accessories" section either.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

. . .nomad gives you the freedom to watch any recorded content where and when you want with any dependency on Internet connectivity at all.

I don't believe you can transfer PPV or VOD content from your DVR to a nomad.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Is the nomad covered by the protection plan?
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

I don't believe you can transfer PPV or VOD content from your DVR to a nomad.


I know you can not with VOD. I have 2 VOD things on my DVR right now. When in the Nomad app, Those 2 things do not show up.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

As for the value of nomad - if you are a traveler with any regularity, or don't want to be tied down to unpredictable Internet access speeds outside the home - nomad gives you the freedom to watch any recorded content where and when you want with any dependency on Internet connectivity at all.

I use it regularly and appreciate having it.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

I think with tax and shipping, I paid $170 for the Nomad? Mighty spendy little item.

If they'd come out with an iPad optimized version of the app, I'd get a lot more use out of it with the recent update. I lay on my bed a couple times a week and watch a show through my Slingbox on my iPad. I think the experience would be better with Nomad. Skipping commercials for sure will be easier.

I know people say the current app works fine on the iPad, but I think the video playback looks like poo. Blowing up the little iPhone thing 2x does not make for a good image.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

It's the same file / resolution whether it iPhone / iPad / PC Client. It looks as good on the iPad as any other video - Netflix, HBO-Go, Showtime, Watch ESPN, etc.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

It's the same file / resolution whether it iPhone / iPad / PC Client. It looks as good on the iPad as any other video - Netflix, HBO-Go, Showtime, Watch ESPN, etc.


Am I playing it wrong on my iPad then? It is in the little iPhone display in the center. I hit the 2x button and it blows up, almost filling the screen. I play the video and it looks like crap.

I have played Nomad on my laptop and through my laptop to a 42" HDTV. Looked good in both places and looks great on my iPhone.

Doubling up the iPhone version on my iPad looks awful.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

The text is dreadful, but the screen is all right for the actual video. YMMV.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:44 AM

I've never had the reaction of 'awful' or 'crap' from anyone that has viewed nomad video or DAFI streaming. Like I said in the post above, it looks as good as any Netflix or HBO-Go.

Of the ones I listed, probably Watch ESPN may show more blocking from action and streaming.

We watch several hours a day on the iPad - wife uses it in the kitchen or her office while working. I've attached a picture and invite you to point out the part that looks awful?

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Am I playing it wrong on my iPad then? It is in the little iPhone display in the center. I hit the 2x button and it blows up, almost filling the screen. I play the video and it looks like crap.

I have played Nomad on my laptop and through my laptop to a 42" HDTV. Looked good in both places and looks great on my iPhone.

Doubling up the iPhone version on my iPad looks awful.



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