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DIRECTV nomad PC version 1.01.40 and iOS version 1.0: Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    I don't want EVERY Series Recording to be automatically transcoded to my Nomad. But it would be nice to have the DVR's Series Recording options include a selection to automatically transcode that series, rather than having to set that up from the Nomad Client software.
  2. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    +1. At least for SERIES, we have a work-around. There are times I'd like to be able to tag single records for transcoding, tho, before they're actually on the LIST. No way to do that at all, now. :(
  3. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    I think we're all in agreement:

    * Ability to tag a series on setting it up for auto-transcode without a separate step.
    * Ability to tag an individual recording for auto-transcode.

    Perhaps someone would want to actually transcode everything, but that could actually be covered by the above (esp. if you could set it as a default). The person who wants absolutely everything transcoded is probably somewhat rare, but based on DBSTalk at least exists.
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    I wonder if its simply about not wanting anything on the actual dvrs that will keep these ideas from ever coming to fruition.
  5. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    I dunno. There are apps on the DVRs already. It seems like DVRs that are aware of the Nomad and can interact with it are hardly far-fetched.
  6. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    IMHO, it will depend on the number of Nomads that get installed. If they become sufficiently popular, DirecTV would consider changing the software to support them. Of course, if they become really popular, we might see a future DVR with the Nomad functions built in.
  7. techm8n

    techm8n Godfather

    Jan 3, 2008
    Video volume on iPad is too low. I max out the volume on my iPad and its still not loud enough compared toother videos. Podcast, youtube, rippedvids, etc.
  8. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    You're not the first person to report this; sounds like a level problem in the software. Hopefully a fix in the next rev.
  9. Rtm

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    Unacceptably low for $150 they need to be more proactive at fixing this :(
  10. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Volume is fine when run through earbuds, or bluetoothed to my car stereo.
    But it's uncomfortably low if you're just using the iPad internal speaker. Not satisfactory for more than one person watching.
  11. poppo

    poppo Hall Of Fame

    Oct 10, 2006
    I just ordered mine and I have a few questions. On the DirecTV site, it says 'broadband Internet connection required'. I assume that is only for it to be able to authenticate etc.. Unlike the DirecTV iPad app that now streams live TV via the Internet, the nomad doesn't really use any significant amount of your ISP bandwidth correct?

    Also is there any way to set a static IP for for the nomad or can it only use DHCP?
  12. kmcrobb

    kmcrobb Cool Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    They are supposed to be coming out with a native IPAD app so hopefully it wont be an issue once its released.
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yes, the nomad uses virtually no bandwidth (of the internet type!).

    Dunno 'bout setting an IP address on it. That'd be a nice feature.
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    As far as I know the nomad requires DHCP and cannot be set to a static address.
  15. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Ya. AFAIK, best can do is reserve an IP for it in your router. If you're not sure which MAC address belongs to Nomad, it can be found on a sticker beneath the unit.
  16. poppo

    poppo Hall Of Fame

    Oct 10, 2006
    Ok. The reason I asked is that some devices (i.e. my Apple TV) for some reason won't work right with DHCP (issue with the DNS). Part of the problem may be because I am on a WISP and my external IP is actually another private 10.10.x.x addresss. If I set it with a static IP and 'hard code' the DNS address, it works fine. Hopefully I won't have any problems.

    That said, it seems odd that they would not let you set a static IP like you can with the DVRs.
  17. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    With the DVRs you can set the IP address via the tv screen and remote. Nomad doesn't have any such interface.
  18. poppo

    poppo Hall Of Fame

    Oct 10, 2006
    It 'could' use the app to do it. I have other devices with no 'screen' that can be set via an app or web browser. Point being, it does not need a screen to be able to do it since the app is the screen and remote.
  19. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Maybe something that needs to be added.

    I recorded Revenge last night and had it set for Auto-Download. Got up this AM and downloaded to iPad. Tried to view the show later and the video didn't work. Picture locked up; audio worked fine. I fast-forwarded to other parts of the show -- again audio worked fine, but still the same 'frozen' picture. Got home, deleted Revenge from the iPad and downloaded again. Same problem. I was able to play the show from my DVR(s) just fine. So I'm guessing something happened during the transcoding. So it would be nice to be able to delete the show so I could trancode it again.
  20. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Though rare, this has happened to some folks. Short of a long reset to flush everything, the only other alternative is hope you can record it again. A simple 'Delete from Nomad' needs to be added.

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