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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: nomad™

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. Sep 20, 2011 #1 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    DBSTalk's test team has been busy this year, and we're proud to show the latest and greatest technology to you!

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    nomad™ First Look


    You're getting it here first... and so far ahead of everyone else that the first look isn't even finished yet!! Clients for PC and iPod/iPhone were available for review, but the Android and iPad-specific apps are still in hush-hush testing!

    The first look will be updated when those clients become available.

    Click through to read the exclusive first look! As always, the latest version of Adobe Reader is recommended.

    Please note that some DBSTalk.com testers and staff members may have received free equipment from DIRECTV or its partners for the purpose of evaluation and testing.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2011 #2 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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  3. Sep 29, 2011 #3 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have been told that these are the current requirements for nomad to work:

    iOS Client:
    iPhone 3GS: iOS 4.2.1 and higher
    iPhone 4: iOS 4.2.1 and higher
    iPod touch:iOS 4.2.1 and higher​

    PC Client:
    Video Card: 32 MB minimum (128 MB recommended)
    OS: Windows XP SP3 minimum
    CPU: 1.2GHz or faster (dual or quad core recommended)
    *Note that Atom processors are not supported.
    RAM: 2GB minimum
    .NET Framework Version 4.0
    350MB Free space​
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 #4 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    The link for ordering nomad will be here shortly.

    The iOS app is in the App Store, through your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or through iTunes.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 #5 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    One more thing... fair warning. The nomad anticipation thread got a little rowdy. We've all got a chance for a fresh start, so let's use it. Discuss the topic, not the poster, and let's all be polite. I don't want to delete posts, but the other moderators and I will take the steps necessary to keep this thread polite and on topic.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 #6 of 388
    LameLefty

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    It's there tonight. Do a search for "directiv nomad" and it pops right up. :)
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 #7 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    Thanks, the post has been updated.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 #8 of 388
    dmurphy

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    Go nomad! Thanks to the test team for yet another excellent job!
     
  9. Oct 6, 2011 #9 of 388
    dirtyblueshirt

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    I'm disappointed that I can't copy remotely, especially since I can be gone from home up to two weeks or more at a time, but I think I'll still spring for one, if nothing than to make the plane rides more enjoyable!
     
  10. Oct 6, 2011 #10 of 388
    veryoldschool

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    [​IMG]

    !rolling
     

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  11. Oct 6, 2011 #11 of 388
    Sixto

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    Thanks Lefty. Installing it now.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 #12 of 388
    tekie99

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    seems directv.com is down all together..
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 #13 of 388
    Stuart Sweet

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    I suspect that the nomad home page is being loaded as we speak.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 #14 of 388
    Linxs

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    Nomad is now available in the itunes app store. Even its just iphone/touch not on Ipad.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 #15 of 388
    tekie99

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    anyone have pricing info on the unit, and then what the monthly charges for the service will be?
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 #16 of 388
    Laxguy

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    I think the coolness factor would be pretty big on an airplane!
    Plus you could have loaded a children's movie for the obnoxious kid you're seated next to; a Bette Davis film for the old lady who wants to talk, a football game for the ....well, you get the idea. l
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 #17 of 388
    bobnielsen

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    Pretty cool! Any chance for an OS X client?
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 #18 of 388
    Sixto

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    Installed just fine on Verizon iPhone4.

    Preparing 1 and downloading 1 now.

    Another Stuart First Look masterpiece, and a great addition to the DirecTV lineup.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2011 #19 of 388
    dsw2112

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    I didn't pay much attention to the previous Nomad thread. Interesting that there's a hardware device necessary for the transcoding; what was the rationale for that?
     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 #20 of 388
    Sixto

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    You need a device to do the transcoding which is very CPU intensive.

    Works the same as TiVoToGo except nomad does the transcoding instead of tying up a PC.
     
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