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DIRECTV Nomad Software: Spring 2012 Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, May 10, 2012.

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  1. Oct 4, 2012 #181 of 258
    KenW

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    I don't agree that it's horrible. Streaming over the hotel Internet is horrible. I rate it as acceptable.

    I even watch it on the hotel TV, so it's even blown up larger than iPad, and it's still watchable.

    I do wish there was a high-res option though. We paid for the content, and it's protected.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2012 #182 of 258
    NR4P

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    I am very happy with Nomad on the latest iPad. HD would be nice but not necessary for me. With over 20 hours of movies stored, I'd probably run out of memory in HD. This beats paying iTunes for movies as its free after the hardware cost. Or I could be paying an airline $8 for a 3 hour flight to watch their little smudged screen. Compare the one time cost of what you get vs all the other alternatives and for some apps the extra work required, I think it's a great deal.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2012 #183 of 258
    dennisj00

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    This is the last picture quality comment I'm going to make. . . I just watched 'Inside the NFL' and for the entire hour I never saw any pix / macro anywhere. . .

    If your experience with nomad is different, you either have a problem with your nomad, your dvr, your iPad, or your network.
     
  4. Combat Medic

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    I have to say, I am not impressed as of yet.
    When I opened the box and plugged it in the Nomad client on my Win7 x64 laptop started acting like a random error generator. I got errors saying that it couldn't find the Nomad, that I didn't have an internet connection, and that it couldn't activate.
    Once I got past those I selected a couple of shows to transfer and even though one one started to transfer they now all say 'waiting to prepare'.

    I wonder when it will come out of beta.
     
  5. NR4P

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    Each one that you selected will prepare one by one. As each finishes preparing it will transfer fairly quickly.

    Is that not your experience?
     
  6. Combat Medic

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    Nope. They all say that they are waiting. None are preparing.
     
  7. Beerstalker

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    Is anyone watching recordings off the same DVR you are trying to get the Nomad to copy programs off of? For example if all of your recordings are on the DVR in the living room, and someone is watching a recording in your bedroom, then the DVR is busy streaming out the recording to the bedroom, and it can't stream to the Nomad at the same time so the Nomad has to wait.
     
  8. Combat Medic

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    All receivers are turned off except for the DVR that I am trying to copy from.
     
  9. Combat Medic

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    And now it claims to be working.... odd.
     
  10. JAYPB

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    Welcome to the world of The Nomad!!!!

    :grin:
     
  11. dennisj00

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    I find when nomad has a hiccup and loses contact with a dvr to wait an hour or so after a reboot. Then everything is fine again for a long time.
     
  12. mfeinstein

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    I am running a new MacBook Pro with Mac OS 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). When I install Nomad, there is no window visible at all. I have read that the Nomad software doesn't work properly with Mac OS 10.8.2, but no one else has said that they get no window. The issues others have seen seem to be around the video not working properly.

    For me, the application doesn't work at all. It doesn't even try to find my Nomad on the network.

    I recently upgraded from another MacBook Pro that was also running 10.8.2. That one has no issue bringing up the Nomad window.

    Is the issue related to the retina display in my new MacBook Pro?
     
  13. Laxguy

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    Almost certainly not. I am running latest ML and it works fine, though it's a newish MBAir.

    I'd delete all the files associated with nomad on the Mac and reinstall.

    How did you upgrade? Migration assistant?
     
  14. mfeinstein

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    I did use Migration Assistant. However, after I noticed the problem, I uninstalled Nomad and reinstalled (several times now).

    I searched for Nomad files to delete after uninstalling, but didn't see anything. Any suggestions on where to look?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  15. MikeW

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    I downloaded several movies and one copy of "The Daily Show" to my iPhone for a recent road trip. The audio on all movies sounded as if it were missing the center channel for all dialogue. It rendered all of the movies as un"hearable". Even when connected to a TV, the audio sounds like an echo of the actual dialoge. On The Daily Show, all audio was present with the exception of a few commercials where the audio sounded the same as the movies. I believe there is an issue converting items from Dolby 5.1 down to something the iPhone could use.
     
  16. Laxguy

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    My Movies file I placed in my Movies folder, but the key other stuff is in
    Nomad+Prod folder. Its subfolders and files are:

    Folder: RouterDatabase- You might not have.....
    Folder: Station
    Folder: llds
    13_11170_56c627.tmp
    13_11170_56cc17.tmp
    31_0_56c31b.tmp
    31_0_56c52d.tmp
    DrmInfo.dll
    msi.dat

    They'd be in ~Library/Application Support/Nomad+Prod/Station

    Hope that does it!
     
  17. mfeinstein

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    Maybe my problem is that I don't have this folder! Even with a clean installation, none of these exist on my machine. I'll check my old machine and, if it has these files, I may try copying them over. Thanks again.
     
  18. mfeinstein

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    Unfortunately, neither my working older MacBook Pro nor my non-working new MacBook Pro have any folders there or anywhere else with Nomad files as far as I can tell. Both machines are running Mountain Lion.

    I have searched for 'Nomad' and 'Nomad+Prod' on both Macs, with no luck.

    Any help is very much appreciated!
     
  19. dennisj00

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    The nomad support files were hidden on my wife's MBP until we changed the attributes.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    They'd be in your User file. Hold down the Option key in Finder on menu item "Go". Normal searches don't turn up stuff in the User Library, and it was hidden a few revisions back. And it may not be the same name as I have exactly; sorry for any goose chase.
     
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