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DIRECTV Nomad

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

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  1. May 6, 2011 #1461 of 2007
    harsh

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    In the end, it will determine which devices are capable of decrypting the data streams and which aren't. That makes it just short of when (or if) the NOMAD is released in importance.
     
  2. May 6, 2011 #1462 of 2007
    Jeremy W

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    Only in your little fantasy world.
     
  3. May 6, 2011 #1463 of 2007
    Doug Brott

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    While you may need a more modern PC, I suspect the usual suspects will be supported.
     
  4. May 6, 2011 #1464 of 2007
    billsharpe

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    Indeed, I think by the time Nomad ships everyone will probably have a more modern PC :D
     
  5. May 7, 2011 #1465 of 2007
    harsh

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    By that time, everyone might have a Mac.
     
  6. May 8, 2011 #1466 of 2007
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    Not everyone. :D
     
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    Never
     
  8. May 9, 2011 #1468 of 2007
    Laxguy

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    Excellent! We need several million or billion PC users to keep the fires going under Apple.

    But you PC die hards should be grateful to Mr. Jobs: without Apple and other competition, you'd be on DOS v 78.4.6...........little cursors and green screens, maybe not, but Windows would be p.i.a. without all the GUI they copied from Macs.
     
  9. May 9, 2011 #1469 of 2007
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    And Apple would still be screwed if they didn't ripoff the GUI from PARC. ;)
     
  10. May 9, 2011 #1470 of 2007
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    Or the mouse from them also.
     
  11. May 9, 2011 #1471 of 2007
    Laxguy

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    I say there'd be no Apple if it weren't for the "collaboration" @ PARC!
    :sure:
     
  12. May 9, 2011 #1472 of 2007
    Drucifer

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    That was previous copied from Xerox. And there's even older various GUIs. The Mac just used an method that was decades old in the making and claimed it as theirs.

    The Mac just proves if you tell a lie often enough, it will become fact.
     
  13. May 9, 2011 #1473 of 2007
    veryoldschool

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    It may be time to get back to the topic, which isn't GUIs and where they came from.
    [sorry if I caused this tangent]
     
  14. May 9, 2011 #1474 of 2007
    jacmyoung

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    Who do we think Nomad should copy to become the next Apple of the world?
     
  15. harsh

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    Xerox PARC didn't conceive of the mouse (an honor that belongs to Doug Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute) nor did they ship the first commercial mouse (this came from Telefunken in 1970, 11 years before it showed up on the Xerox Star).
     
  16. harsh

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    You don't give enough credit to the "other competition". Competitors like Commodore (GEOS, Amiga), Atari (ST with DRI's GEM), NeXT and later Be were the ones that lit the charge under both Macs and Pee Cees.
     
  17. Laxguy

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    Yes, I did give equal mention, and appreciate your filling in the major players.

    Now back to topic!
     
  18. Mike Bertelson

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    There's a whole other forum for discussing random tech stuff. This is the Nomad thread.

    I'm just sayin'... :backtotop

    Mike
     
  19. harsh

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    Nobody seem to want to speculate much about the NOMAD.

    I get the distinct impression that NOMAD isn't decidedly more than DIRECTV2Go was to be outside of broader support for different media devices. I think this is likely a result of the realities of the conditions that content providers are placing on what happens with their digitally recorded copies of their content.
     
  20. harsh

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    That's kind of like saying that Earl and some other nameless folks won an emmy. ;)
     
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