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DIRECTV Nomad

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

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  1. Nov 10, 2010 #501 of 2007
    Steve

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    Good point, so depends on what your target device is.

    For my iPod, I typically transcode 16:9 shows at a variable bit rate that averages out to about 350 kbps total, including AAC audio. A 1-hour show (i.e. 45 minutes) is typically ~120 MB. That's about 1/5-1/6 the size of iTunes HD videos, but frankly I can't tell the difference when I'm viewing them on an iPod or iPhone (3Gs). I size them at 480x272.

    Anything with a larger display, like an iPad or laptop, would require higher resolution and at least a clean 1 mbps, IMO, unless they can be "stream copied" and viewed as the download is in progress, as Scott suggests above ^^^. Just my .02.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2010 #502 of 2007
    Richierich

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    We'll see SOON!!! :D
     
  3. Nov 10, 2010 #503 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    Soon. :)
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 #504 of 2007
    smiddy

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    Sooner is better than later! :)
     
  5. Nov 10, 2010 #505 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    WOW 500+ posts and 21,000+ views and it's all speculation! Wait 'til this thing actually surfaces.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2010 #506 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    No kidding.

    Ants in the pants run rampant in this thread... :D
     
  7. Nov 10, 2010 #507 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    Of course if you were to take out my posts, your posts and the two rich's there is about 8 or 10 other posts. :lol:

    OK maybe a few more than that.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2010 #508 of 2007
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    Not many more.... !rolling

    I already sent a 55-gallon drum of Andro to RichieRich...that should cure his ants for a bit.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 #509 of 2007
    Richierich

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    Well, at the very least Directv could have let me test this Puppy as I would have done at excellent job!!! :D
     
  10. Nov 11, 2010 #510 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    We'll be the judge of that.... !rolling
     
  11. Nov 11, 2010 #511 of 2007
    Richierich

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    You're Sleeping On The Floor in Vegas!!! :lol:

    By the way Directv Fanboy have you Finished Testing the Nomad and taking Pictures for the "First Look" with your brand new Canon Powershot Camera???
     
  12. Nov 11, 2010 #512 of 2007
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    ANDRO ANDRO...
     
  13. Nov 11, 2010 #513 of 2007
    Richierich

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    Hey, can I help it if I am Overly Excited About Directv's Latest Venture which I will use alot if it is what I think it will be. :D
     
  14. Nov 11, 2010 #514 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    Perhaps less coffee or Coke would help. :D
     
  15. Nov 11, 2010 #515 of 2007
    Richierich

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    I guess they are working on the Streaming Capabilities of the Nomad Device and testing it before they release it to me.:hurah:
     
  16. Nov 11, 2010 #516 of 2007
    smiddy

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    I want me some NOMAD! When will it be available?
     
  17. Nov 11, 2010 #517 of 2007
    Scott Kocourek

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    I hear *SOON* :lol:
     
  18. Nov 11, 2010 #518 of 2007
    Richierich

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    SOON as you and the other Testers get thru Testing it!!! :lol:
     
  19. Nov 11, 2010 #519 of 2007
    hdtvfan0001

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    Somebody caught the RichieRich Flu... !rolling
    You have good hearing. :D
     
  20. Nov 13, 2010 #520 of 2007
    Steve

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    Regarding streaming bit rates, I read with interest the Dish Sling Adapter "upload speed" requirements for VGA and QVGA posted here. Based on my own experience above, something right in the middle of Sling's recommendations is adequate for viewing good quality 16:9 video on my iPhone 3GS screen. YMMV.

     
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