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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

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    Not my experience at all. I love it. Works great.
     
  2. p3pilot

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    I completely agree. I have made 4 trips now and have used Nomad on each one flawlessly. Still want to see a Mac and native iPad app, but good enough for now. It has allowed me to watch shows that would have taken me much longer to get around to seeing.
     
  3. NR4P

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    Agree
    My wife and I used it last week. We went on a trip, each downloaded our favorite shows on our iPads and enjoyed them at 35K feet. Of course there could be some improvements but it does what it is advertised to be.
     
  4. mnMark

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    On my desktop PC, I've been getting the error stating that "There is a problem with your DIRECTV account"...the error code is 2-0-2. This is happening at least weekly, maybe slightly more. In addition, I cannot choose "auto download" for at least 40% of the items on my DVRs...the checkbox will 'check' and uncheck immediately. Setting a manual transcode/download works, but nothing in batch.

    Like many on here, removing the app and reinstalling (_with_ deleting all transfers I have onboard at that time) works...but, this really sucks.

    The Question:
    Is there a path to communicate directly with the engineers of the Nomad? I'd be more than happy to try fixes, send logs, etc, with people who are working towards an answer. I've tried first level support, and the response, while working (see above), really is not ideal. If there's any way to actively be part of the solution I would jump at the chance to join in....
     
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Just noticed something this AM on my iPad. While looking through my DVR listing, I noticed the names on the three Lord of the Rings movies I recorded this weekend are to long to display. Just shows "Lord of the Rings:...". Even when I select one of the movies, that display shows the same abbreviated title. Only way to tell which movie is which is by the date listed for when the movie was made. Maybe on long titles the fonts need to be reduced?
     
  6. Lowpro

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    They should have the titles that are too long to display scroll instead just as they do with a number of other iPhone apps that I have installed.
     
  7. poppo

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    I sure hope we don't end up with abandonware. A native iPad app should have been released by now.
     
  8. Fraaaak

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    Hi, I'm running the PC app in a vmware fusion win7-64bit virtual machine, and would like to save the files outside of the vm hard drive file(s), but the "Where would you like to save your videos?" location is shaded grey and the browse button is disabled. I have a 500 gb drive connected to the nomad, so I'd like to load up a couple of hundred gigs worth to my macbook pro, but don't want to expand the vm disk that large.

    I seem to recall that previously it would not accept a mapped network drive location, either. Is there a way to do that?

    Also, does anybody know the status on a mac os x version of the app? Will it be through the mac app store or directv.com?

    Also, what's up with the volume? It seems very low.

    thanks in advance.
     
  9. dconfer

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    I have been waiting for the andriod version. Soon just cant come fast enough for me at this point.
     
  10. KenW

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    Low volume is a known issue. I've still had to use an amplifier on my flights with the latest version.
     
  11. KenW

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    I'm hoping they are fixing some of the reported issues, and ran into the holiday season.
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Trust me, a lot of work is going on right now.
     
  13. Aztec Pilot

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    Just Got my Nomad yesterday. Plugged it in. It did a quick update. Installed on my daughters ipad touch. Loads Slow (this seems to be a known problem). Found all DVR's and master playlist. Very Cool. Picked a show and a movie to transfer. Never got past preparing on the show. Movie took a while.

    Then it said I had one download. It was the movie. I told it to download. It did not. I tried again this morning and it worked in about 20 minutes. I think that when I exit the app, the app stops working. It does not work behind the scenes.

    I am not fluent in apple yet. We only have one touch, with an ipad and another touch coming for Christmas.

    Does the app need to stay open and running for the entire process?
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Unfortunately it does. You can do the transcode part on a PC and then transfer it to the iPod when it's done; the transfer part only takes a few minutes.
     
  15. Aztec Pilot

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    OK, that is cool. I install it on a pc. "prepare" everything I want. Then everything I prepared will be available for download on to all 5 of my devices? When does the 30 day clock begin?

    I can not wait for other platforms. Everyone in the family will have an apple by Christmas, except for me. I am an Apple holdout! Nomad did cause me to buy an ipad for my wife.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    30 days begins when it's downloaded to the client on which you'll view it.

    I have sometimes kicked off a bunch to be prepped on the nomad, quit the iPad, and have them ready in the a.m. to d/l.

    " Nomad did cause me to buy an ipad for my wife."

    I am sure somewhere St. Steve is smiling down at you!

    ;)
     
  17. KenW

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    It would make a nice Christmas present! :lol:
     
  18. Hoffer

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    I would really like a Mac and iPad version too. I have Windows 7 for my main home PC, but have a MacBook Air I'd really like Nomad on. Went to my parent's for Thanksgiving and I wish I could have brought the hours worth of DirecTV stuff I have sitting on my DVR.

    I'll be at my parent's even longer for Xmas. I really hope we get a Mac client before then. I tried hooking my iPhone 4S up to my parent's HDTV. The video doesn't fill the entire screen. More like 80% of the screen. Hopefully a Mac or iPad version won't have that issue.
     
  19. Fraaaak

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    I thought the Nomad itself was a transcoder?
     
  20. Hoffer

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    Yeah, I sure don't need the Nomad software open on any device for the transcoding to happen. I launch the Nomad app on my iPhone every morning to download any shows recorded and transcoded the night before.
     

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