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DBSTalk Quick Look: Nomad Spring 2013 Software

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

  1. Feb 9, 2013 #161 of 278
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That's of course a Dish subscriber's opinion...which is what one would expect.

    The reality is vaporware is a term for something that doesn't exist, and there is plenty of evidence an Android client is forthcoming...meaning it's not "vapor". Bad description and totally inaccurate.
     
  2. harsh

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    Vaporware doesn't need to be a nonexistant product. Vaporware just never seems to get to general release status. Advertising may show screen shots and logos but you never really know if the product is going to hit the market.

    DIRECTV2Go is a pretty classic (and painfully relevant) example of vaporware. Announcements, pictures, mockups, a delivery target or two and all manner of other promotion for a product that never saw the light of general release.

    Mine is not uniquely a DISH subscriber's view of things as you insist. Many a DIRECTV subscribing Android user has long been wondering if a nomad client version is forthcoming.

    Back in early October 2011,
     
  3. Combat Medic

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    I kind of have to go with Harsh here. Saying that something is coming soon for over a year makes me wonder if it is really going to happen or if it is just vapor.
     
  4. dennisj00

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    I've been using DIRECTV2Go (oops Directv2PC!!) (along with thousands of others) longer than I can remember. It installs and has run on every PC that I've had since then. It's certainly not vaporware.

    Maybe you ought to try it!!

    Perhaps Directv2Go was renamed to nomad?? You should try it too!
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Feel free to put a wager on the table.

    Easy money is welcome here.
     
  6. harsh

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    DIRECTV2Go is not the even close to the same product as DIRECTV2PC; a test bed for MRV.

    DIRECTV2Go was to be a product very similar in function to the nomad (without the additional hardware) that delivered content to an overwrought MP3 player (RCA Lyra X3000) and the once-seen Humax PMP. These were supposed to steal the thunder of DISH's PocketDISH devices that shipped shortly thereafter.

    Humax also announced that DIRECTV2Go functionality would also come to the HR10-250.
     
  7. Combat Medic

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    OK, I'll bet $100 that it won't be released for more than a year from when it is announced as coming soon.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    :lol: Good luck with that.

    It has been a long time...no denying...but I suspect there's more to the story than just delivering a client. Still...staying with anticipation of something not far off.

    There's certainly plenty of pent-up interest in an Android nomad client.
     
  9. Richierich

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    I will go along with this statement as I believe it will be out within a Month. :D
     
  10. KenW

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    I've been using the scrubber to skip by commercials. With the new iPad client, the jumps are only a full minute, where formally it was almost to the second. Is this a feature?
     
  11. dennisj00

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    It appears that they've changed the variable scrubber to a single speed. The >>| is now a 30 skip. Unfortunately, the replay is 30 back which doesn't help a lot.
     
  12. Combat Medic

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    I hope so, but I notice that it is no longer listed as coming soon on the website. From my chair it looks like we have gone backwards.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Worth a lean back in that chair perhaps.

    If the coming soon is no longer relevant because of imminent release...what you see would also support that situation.
     
  14. eileen22

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    I am a long time (1999) customer, with one HD-DVR (HR20-700) and several SD DVRs. No Whole Home, but my HR20-700 is connected to the internet. I currently am able to watch live streaming channels on my iPad, via the DirecTV app. I am considering adding the Nomad. I don't see the ability to add this on my account online. Do I need additional services in order to add the Nomad? Why can't I add this online? What is the cost of the equipment? Thanks in advance.
     
  15. dennisj00

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    I may be wrong, but I think nomad is currently one-time $150.00 and requires Whole Home, $3 a month.

    Call them, since you have only one HD dvr, you may get a discount or credit for the $3 monthly or better yet, a free upgrade to another HD dvr and enjoy MRV between rooms.

    Edit: I logged into my account and read the fine print and there's no mention of requiring Whole Home that I could find.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    The information you seek on nomad is under "Equipment" on the DirecTV.com site.

    Here's also a direct link to good information on the site regarding cost and how it works:

    http://www.directv.com/technology/nomad
     
  17. Stuart Sweet

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    You aren't wrong, Mr. j00.
     
  18. dennisj00

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    Thanks, Stuart, but I just edited my post that I didn't find anything in the fine print about WH.

    But I also already have it so it may have been presented to me differently?
     
  19. eileen22

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    Yes, I saw all of the info on Nomad in the Equipment section, but when I log into my account, there is nowhere for me to add Nomad in order to see the pricing. Is this something that can't be ordered online? On my account, under My Services, it shows nomad Mobile DVR - Free, and on the far right says "Not eligible." There is a link under Not eligible, "Requires activation of your receiver," when I click the link it says "In order to activate nomad Mobile DVR service, your nomad-compatible receiver must be installed and activated." Isn't my HR20 a compatible receiver? Why don't I see the nomad as available to add under My Equipment or My Accessories? Thanks.
     
  20. Steve

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    I'm pretty sure you have to call DIRECTV to order the Nomad device. Once you get it, you can then activate the service on the web site, if they don't do it for you automatically.

    One advantage of calling is you may be able to get it for less than $150. I've seen reports by one or two folks who were able to get it for $99.
     

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