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DIRECTV Nomad

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

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  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Now you're catching on. ;)

    The iPad app requires such a connection, doesn't it?
     
  2. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    No, it does not.
     
  3. Jeremy W

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    Unless they've changed the app since I got rid of my iPad, it absolutely does. You have to login to your DirecTV.com account in order to use it, and it downloads all of the guide data over the Internet as well.
     
  4. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Since everyone else in this ridiculous thread is splitting hairs and parsing with absurdly sharp knives, I thought I would as well: I didn't say it was "functional."

    There's obviously a lesson here, but I'll leave it to you.
     
  5. Sgt. Slaughter

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    So guess that source speaking to gizmodo was a lil off....

    someone shoulda called up and tried to order it saying gizmodo said it was available and see what happens. haha
     
  6. Jeremy W

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    Or plans changed at the last minute.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    If it runs wirelessly, I would almost expect it to be controlled by the mobile device more so than the dvr. Who knows. Guess we will see soon enough.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    If I where crazy enough to guess Directv plans, I'd say that Directv will eventually allow for 4 ways to watch Directv off of something other than their regular STB, this first Nomad release being the 3rd step..

    1. Streaming from a dvr to your ipad, pc, etc in your home, ala the DirecTV2PC app which will I am guessing soon be transformed into a cleaner app. (to pc here now, to other devices, I would say in the next 6 months to a year.

    2. HBO 2 go, etc apps that are tied into your Directv Account.

    3. Nomad, with file transfers, coming very soon.

    4. Internet streaming via nomad, in 2013 (probably restricted to certain channels based on contracts with channels, and guess based on Mike Whites past comments saying that's when it should be expected.)
     
  9. inkahauts

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    I wouldn't be surprise if the first iteration of the nomad app for ios, etc, will be a separate app than the current directv ipad app. But I also wouldn't be surprised if they eventually integrated the two.
     
  10. harsh

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    Absent authentication, what will the DAFI do?
     
  11. tonyd79

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    I turned off network services on my iPad. It sat there for longer than I had patience to endure looking for a network connection.

    That was on the road via 3g only. I did not try to use it in my network cut off from the world.
     
  12. Beerstalker

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    My guess is the NOMAD itself will have to have internet access so it can verify that you have active DirecTV service and other things before it will even create the video file for your portable device.

    Once the file is created though, I don't believe the app you use to play the file will need internet access, if it does it kind of defeats the whole purpose. The whole purpose of NOMAD is to allow you to take your devices anywhere, whether there is internet service available or not.
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    It has to pull the content off the DVR, and the DVR already knows whether you're authorized to view the content or not.
     
  14. Steve

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    No matter how it knows, the idea that only current customers will be able to create Nomad videos makes sense to me.

    This sounds right as well, so I hope it's true! What if I was sitting in a plane, on a train or back seat of an automobile?
     
  15. Jeremy W

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    Well, "the rumor" is that video content transferred from Nomad expires after 30 days. So theoretically, assuming the Nomad playback app does not require Internet access, you could cancel your DirecTV account and still have access to all of the stuff on your device(s) for up to 30 additional days.
     
  16. Steve

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    Agree. For that reason, I actually did a Ninja edit before you responded, and changed "access" to "create". :p
     
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    assuming your device doesn't connect to the internet in those 30 days, right?
     
  18. Jeremy W

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    Well that depends on whether the app actually has the ability to verify the account status or not. I could see them simply not bothering with this capability.

    And just for the record, so I don't hear any crap about it, I have zero information on how the apps themselves actually work.
     
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    All the stuff after cancellation? Even if you could play recorded shows from your DVRs after cancellation--- can you? — there's a finite amount the iPad can hold, and you'd have to add additional capacity to the Nomad itself, then delete shows, reload the iPad, and repeat, repeat. So, yes, if the Nomad won't block downloading after transcoding after cancellation, you could, in theory do that.

    IIRC, one cannot access recordings after cancellation....(?)
     
  20. Jeremy W

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    All the stuff on your device(s), meaning stuff you've already transferred off of Nomad.
    I believe once the DVR receives the deauthorization signal, it won't let you access your recordings. But if you prevent it from receiving that signal, your recordings will remain accessible for a little while.
     
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