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DBSTalk Quick Look: Nomad Spring 2013 Software

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect the best course is to call DirecTV and ask those final questions.

    As Steve indicated, the advantage is to see about perhaps getting a discount on the current retail price for nomad (the price was just increased recently from $99), as well as make sure what related services may be required and/or your DVR compatibility - they may offer you a free upgrade since the HR20 is quite aged.

    Upon ordering...the unit gets shipped and you'll need to install including configuring with your router that has the Internet service.
     
  2. Steve

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    The Nomad device has been $150 since the 'first look' in 2011. I recently saw a post where someone got it for $99 from a friendly CSR.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I saw it online at the DirecTV site for $99 as recently as December 2012.
     
  4. Steve

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    There's no price on the site now. You must call to order. The Nomad 'first look' thread shows folks paying $150 for it, back in 2011. :shrug:
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Just as a point of reference...I know of 2 people who bought it online (one in November and the other in December 2012) and it displayed a $99 price on the order screen itself at DirecTV.com.

    In any case....Steve has a good idea to call and attempt to get the best possible price - something you can't do online.

    Just pulled this from DirecTV.com:
     

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  6. eileen22

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    Hmmm, interesting that you can see this online and others can't. What determines that I wonder?

    Anyway, thanks for all of the replies, I will call and see what I find out. I know I have an older unit, but it hasn't given me any problems, especially since the last SW upgrade, and we have lots of content to watch on it currently (on an external eSata drive). So I was hoping not to give it up just yet.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone can see it - when you select it and add it to your cart, it shows up.

    That said...it's worth the call for a potentially lower price, as well as answer your other question about the HR20.
     
  8. eileen22

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    I can't select it and add it to my cart, it does not show up anywhere as available equipment/accessory/other. Not sure where it is supposed to show up, but it doesn't exist anywhere for me to click "add to cart." I see receivers, services and remotes, but no nomad. Where does it show up on your account? On the FAQ for Nomad, it says "You can order a DIRECTV nomad on directv.com/nomad or by calling 1-800-531-5000." When I click that embedded link, it only takes me back to the info page for nomad, which doesn't have a place that I can see to order/add to cart.
     
  9. RAD

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    I checked on my acount, once I logged onto the web site there there was a box near the bottom of the page called QUICK LINKS and under "My Equipment" I click on the box "Add Accessories", it shows up there after the AM21 Off Air tuner.
     
  10. Hoffer

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    I've had the Nomad since it first came out. I have never paid for Whole Home since I've only ever had one receiver.

    I paid $150 for my Nomad, plus $10 for tax and $10 for shipping.
     
  11. dennisj00

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    I didn't see anything in the fine print requiring Whole Home. Thanks for confirming your experience. I already had WH when I got my nomad.

    I'd still call and see what might be offered.
     
  12. Steve

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    Must be customer specific. It's not showing on my "add accessories" page, as you can see below.

    At any rate, better to call, IMO, to try to get the $50 discount others have received, as recently as last week: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3176980#post3176980
     

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  13. Steve

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    They must have have been running a sale, then. As you see here, it was $150 when it first came out.
     
  14. trh

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    I've been having an issue with my iPad the last couple of weeks. When I open the nomad app, the Pending Download screen (see attached picture) is displayed.

    The problem is those three shows aren't on any of our DVRs and they haven't been since last 1-2 days after they were recorded.

    And again, that screen wasn't showing up until just recently. (this screen doesn't show up on my PC client or other iOS devices).

    Firmware 1.4.p38-64337S

    Suggestions?
     

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  15. dennisj00

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    Have you rebooted the iPad (or stopped the multi-task of nomad)?

    And try a 30 sec reset of nomad.
     
  16. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Yes on iPad reboot and and I haven't done a reset on the nomad (unless a 30-minute power outage counts?).
     
  17. Justin23

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    Were those shows ever on the Nomad?
     
  18. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Yes, they were set to Auto Download series. So at one point, they would have been transcoded. Not sure if they ever made it do a device or whether I watched on TV. But I did watch them within a couple days of recording and then I deleted them.
     
  19. Justin23

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    Deleted them from the DVR, Nomad, or both? I'd DL them to the Nomad, then delete.
     
  20. trh

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    These three shows don't show up on any of our DVRs or on my iPad, PC or three other devices. The only time they show up is when I open the nomad app on my iPad (and this just started recently). If these shows are still stuck somewhere within my 48gb of storage on my nomad, how do I access them to kill them.

    I think I might uninstall the app from my ipad and then reinstall.
     

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