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DIRECTV Nomad

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Oct 6, 2010.

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  1. Oct 8, 2010 #21 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    Indeed. More of a reinvention than a "return".
     
  2. Oct 8, 2010 #22 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    I doubt you'll see this as part of the DVR software, but instead be a box attached to the DVR, that will have an upfront cost along with a monthly fee.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2010 #23 of 2007
    Mike Bertelson

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    Well then I guess we "must sterilize"... :D

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  4. Oct 8, 2010 #24 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    This would not be too surprising. That's sorta what the Slingbox is today (yeah I know it's not exactly the same thing). Would be nice if it was integrated into the STB somehow for simplicity (from a user perspective).
     
  5. Oct 8, 2010 #25 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    [not having any clue] Maybe a USB interface?
     
  6. Oct 8, 2010 #26 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    USB to what? If it's your computer, yeah, but if it's your smartPhone .. I'd think you'd use WiFi on your phone and Network from your STB, so why not use network for all transactions.

    The intellectual property of how to do that would need to be added into the HRs as clearly it's not in there today, but it's certainly possible. The HR is just a computer after all.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2010 #27 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    "The thought here" was that this box/device could integrate into the DVR like the AM-21 does through USB.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2010 #28 of 2007
    Mike Bertelson

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    Not having any idea what Nomad is supposed to actually be, I wouldn't mind having some kind of sling like device; especially if it allowed me to do some house keeping like checking To-Do lists or some such thing...only instead of USB how about connected to the DECA cloud so it could access all the connected DVRs .

    I don't know if that's what Nomad is intended to be but it would be very cool...I can dream can’t I. :grin:

    Mike
     
  9. Oct 8, 2010 #29 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    The product didn't have a name when I heard about it, but was to be something very much like Slingbox + a PVR type device, where you could "take" recordings with you for something like on vacation and keep the kids busy in the backseat.
    "How" this was to do any of this wasn't mentioned, but seems it would be a separate box/device. I don't think the DVR could do the downscaling to feed a recording over the internet.
    [again] I have no idea of how this will interconnect to the DVR. Using the network may or may not cause problems with all the other features we have now, but it seems [to me] utilizing the USB port might be a way to alleviate any of these if they were a problem. By integrating into the DVR, "perhaps" the UPL of the DVR could be available to this device too. :shrug:
     
  10. Oct 8, 2010 #30 of 2007
    Satelliteracer

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    You will know soon enough. :)
     
  11. Oct 8, 2010 #31 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    I am thinking this could be a very big deal, but then I thought that Directv would have made a bigger deal out of the MRV. I actually found myself stopping at their commercials to see how it was advertised and it just wasn't impressing. Having said that, it may be doing very well or better than expected and they don't need to do anymore, I have no way of knowing that. I still run into people that don't know that D* has a whole home dvr.

    This has the potential to be even bigger than MRV. Portability is huge and I think this could put a lot of folks at ease by giving the ability to back up programs. Of course I'm only guessing but it makes sense that if you can move a show to a computer and watch it later that you may be able to move many shows.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2010 #32 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    What isn't clear yet is at what resolution this will be.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2010 #33 of 2007
    chrisfowler99

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    There's that "soon" word again. ;)
     
  14. Oct 8, 2010 #34 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    Boy I wish I could take the survey again so I could pay more attention.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2010 #35 of 2007
    Steve

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    This June "Nomad" trademark registration shows up in a Google search.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2010 #36 of 2007
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    Isn't this basically Directv2PC?
     
  17. Oct 8, 2010 #37 of 2007
    Steve

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    DirecTV2PC only works on your home network, tho. It streams the recordings at their original resolutions and bitrates, which are way too high for streaming to a portable device outside the home. There's also a minimum level of hardware required on the client PC.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2010 #38 of 2007
    Jason Whiddon

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    Dang, Directv's gonna get me with another box and fee, but boy am I excited. I have a Sling Solo now, for fball games at work when Im on on the weekends. I bought it years ago, as an experiment, and love it. Would love an HD version, and the wife has an Droid 2, so...
     
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    I wonder if this means they will allow TiVo to keep their TiVo To Go feature since that is basically what TiVo does..
     
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