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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. Oct 6, 2011 #161 of 388
    StephenT

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    From the FAQ:


    What devices will nomad™ support in the future?.


    We are continuing to expand our DIRECTV nomad offerings, with plans to support the following additional devices in the future:
    •iPad
    •Android Smartphone
    •Android Tablet
    •Macintosh
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 #162 of 388
    KenW

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    I'd say it lets you take your shows with you when you leave home.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 #163 of 388
    Jeremy W

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    Well, I'm not surprised. :lol:
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 #164 of 388
    Steve

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    There are no resolution options right now.

    I don't know this for sure, but it looks to me like it's transcoding at ~ 720x480. Looks great on the iPad screen.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 #165 of 388
    Jdcell100

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    Ordered this morning already got a conformation email how do I get a tracking number if anyone knows There sending fedx. And I got a confirmation num.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 #166 of 388
    Jeremy W

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    That would make sense. It would be the best tradeoff of quality vs. file size, considering a great deal of viewing will be done on tablets and smartphones that do not have HD-resolution screens.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 #167 of 388
    tkrandall

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    Any potential for remote downloads (off yoru home network) down the line?
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 #168 of 388
    Jeremy W

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    My guess is no.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2011 #169 of 388
    LameLefty

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    My experience is no so far, but I keep hoping for the sake of convenience if nothing else. Sometimes I forget to run the app and grab the latest episodes of whatever it is I want to watch.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2011 #170 of 388
    kwasnicka

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    Just ordered mine on directv.com! Now comes the awful wait for it to be shipped before I can start to play.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2011 #171 of 388
    tivoboy

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    Not to be daft (okay, too late) but will one need to TAKE this unit with them, or is this device simply doing the transcoding and transferring of content from a DVR to the ios/pc device? I LIKE the idea of taking it with me, hotels, travel, etc.,
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 #172 of 388
    Sixto

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    nomad stays on the home network with the HD DVRs.

    It transcodes content from the HD DVR to a form suitable for client devices, and then you download the content to the client device(s).

    It's very similar to TiVoToGo except you don't need a PC.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 #173 of 388
    Jeremy W

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    Nomad lives on your home network at all times. It transfers and transcodes content off your DVR(s), and then the content gets downloaded to your mobile device(s) where it will stay for up to 30 days.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 #174 of 388
    David Ortiz

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    Only your recordings are nomadic, the nomad hardware stays at home.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 #175 of 388
    Steve

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    Yes.

    EDIT: How many Yankee fans does it take to change a lightbulb? :lol:
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 #176 of 388
    davemayo

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    My order status says it already shipped.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 #177 of 388
    sdlevi27

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    Approximately how much storage (on the iOS device or Mac/PC) is required for each program (1 hour show, for example)?
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 #178 of 388
    Sixto

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    A 1-hour recording is about 600MB.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2011 #179 of 388
    Laxguy

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    Keep in mind that when a platform's software changes, it may or may not cause further delays in any software, such as NOMAD or other third party applications.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 #180 of 388
    PaceHD

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    They make the best gear and nomad is very like combination of their pvrtogo and 2wire technology
     
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