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DIRECTV Nomad

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

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  1. Nov 7, 2010 #461 of 2007
    billsharpe

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    This thread has been going on for more than a month now and the best date estimate is still "soon."

    Looks like something for 2011...
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 #462 of 2007
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    Actually....the first signs of *soon* were only 2 weeks ago... ;)

    So its still *soon*. :D
     
  3. Nov 7, 2010 #463 of 2007
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    I am betting it will be out Before Christmas unless they run into some unexpected problems. :)

    Just my $.02. :D
     
  4. Nov 7, 2010 #464 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    I am in the same boat. When I get mine I'll be a walking Directv ad.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2010 #465 of 2007
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    EXACTLY!!!
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 #466 of 2007
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    And if Nomad is going to use DIRECTV2PC Software (which is probably one of the reasons Directv developed DIRECTV2PC) as the Base Platform for Nomad then they need to add a Skip Forward (30 Second Skip Tick) Button to the Menu.

    I guess instead of "Play" it will say something like "Offload Recording to Selected Device".
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 #467 of 2007
    Mike Bertelson

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    Now that's an awesome Nomad. It’s a bit before my time but I really like the late 50s styling. :)

    I bet DirecTV’s Nomad will be just as cool...for different reasons. :D

    Mike
     
  8. Nov 8, 2010 #468 of 2007
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    I'm sure it will share some of the same underpinning code for the video presentaiton, as it has proven to work quite well.
    I bet you're right.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 #469 of 2007
    harsh

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    My theory is that DIRECTV2PC was developed to test the server component of WHDS and possibly the HMC.

    I'd be looking for something a whole lot more like Slingplayer on the client side. The point of NOMAD for streaming would seem to be to scale and encode something that can be transported across networks with reduced and inconsistent bandwidth. NOMAD may be providing the seemingly necessary analog hole.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2010 #470 of 2007
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    I suspect your theory is not entirely correct on DirecTV2PC.

    As for streaming...NOMAD will be a content transfer device and platform, not to be confused with how Slingbox works.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2010 #471 of 2007
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    If based on Morega technology, based on the Nomad UL listing info, it may be technically capable of streaming as well, as you can see here. So if DirecTV wanted to offer us an alternative to Slingbox, it appears they could.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2010 #472 of 2007
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    If is a huge 2 letter word.

    Of course the ability to do something and the intent to do it are not the same.

    We'll know soon enough just how NOMAD rolls out.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2010 #473 of 2007
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    It is. But will implies you know this for a fact. If you do, great. Otherwise, there is another possibility, hence my post

    Exactly.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2010 #474 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    DIRECTV2PC was developed (as we know) by a third party who already had much of the underlying technology needed to be a client. This allowed DIRECTV to focus on the server so that when it came time to do the client, DIRECTV would already know that there was a working server.

    It was more or less a way to bootstrap the entire MRV process.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2010 #475 of 2007
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    There we have it on DirecTV2PC.

    Suspect someone else will be involved in the NOMAD development/design in a similar "partnered" fashion.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2010 #476 of 2007
    Richierich

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    It is Spelled Morega and Not Morenga!!! :D

    Probably just a Device that Will Allow Us To Offload Our Recorded Programs to a PC or other Devices yet to be specified and then Allow Us To View It By Entering A Passkey or Passcode To Be Able To Decode or Decrypt It!!!
     
  17. Nov 8, 2010 #477 of 2007
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    Having done some various resources "homework". I suspect Morega is indeed some form of "partner" on NOMAD, even though their Sept 2010 UL application is a general "blanket" one, covering almost any form of electronics. It does not disclose any details on the specific nature of the partnered device or technology.

    NOMAD (assuming all the rumored capabilities are accurate) would need to include a hardware and a software and hardware element to it, and based on their application, its fair to assume Morega will be a part of that equation, at least in some part.

    As for streaming...I haven't seen any evidence that is part of the plan.

    The good news...is that we should find out the nitty gritty details some time s--- (I can't utter the word in fear of upchuck :lol:).
     
  18. Nov 8, 2010 #478 of 2007
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    Very Good On Both Points. You Spelled Morega right and you didn't use that Dreaded "S" Word.
     
  19. Nov 8, 2010 #479 of 2007
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    WOO HOO.
     
  20. Nov 8, 2010 #480 of 2007
    Steve

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    Not sure what you're looking at, but outsiders like me haven't seen any evidence of anything... so far. Doug's hint here, tho, tells me on day one, it's likely going to offer file copy at minimum.

    That said, we do know Morega was granted a UL license for "DIRECTV Nomad, Model(s) MDR1R0-01", and that Morega product line includes both "streaming" and "transport" solutions. So perhaps what we see first will just be "phase one" of a product that will ultimately offer the best features of both TiVO To Go and the Slingbox.
     
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