DIRECTV Nomad

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  1. Oct 4, 2011 #1941 of 2007
    Justin85

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    mrdobolina

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    I've been following this with mild interest since I'm not really certain nomad is something I would need. Sure, it's something I WANT, but that's mostly because I love tech gadgets and my DirecTV.

    That updated splash page says to me that nomad works wirelessly. Sure, it's just a graphic, but it's a graphic of WiFi waves broadcasting out of the nomad box and being received by the mobile devices.

    If what I'm reading in this forum is correct, this new splash page looks like hyperbolic advertising to me.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 #1943 of 2007
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    I think a lot of people here are leaving out a step, at least when it comes to iOS devices. I pretty much guarantee that the recordings are going to have to be transferred from the Nomad to your computer and loaded into iTunes before they can be transferred to your iPhone/iPad, etc.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 #1944 of 2007
    KenW

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    I wonder how it handles anamorphic. That's a real problem with DVD Recorders. I really hate black bars.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2011 #1945 of 2007
    Tom Robertson

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    Why?

    Not everything has to be loaded via iTunes.

    Cheers,
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  6. Oct 4, 2011 #1946 of 2007
    Beerstalker

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    Everything I've ever transferred to/from my devices has had to go through itunes (unless downloading from the appstore or itunes on the phone itself).

    What kind of stuff doesn't?

    I'm still a bit of a newbie to the iTunes/iPhone world.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2011 #1947 of 2007
    Tom Robertson

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    I'm an iPham newbie as well. Complicated by the fact that I'm working with iOS 5 not 4. :)

    Cheers,
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  8. Oct 4, 2011 #1948 of 2007
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    Why? ... DIRECTV hasn't sent programs in anamorphic video for years.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 #1949 of 2007
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    Take a gander at HBO GO, or Netflix..... no iTunes required.....yes, they are streaming and Nomad is not, afaik, but certainly there are exceptions.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 #1950 of 2007
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    The training video demonstration only showed an ethernet connection from the nomad to a home network router port or by logical extension I guess could be an available switch on your network as well.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2011 #1951 of 2007
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    I transfer ripped videos to the iPad or iPhone to GoodReader via wifi all the time. Quick, painless and no iTunes.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2011 #1952 of 2007
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    I have an app that let's me view my Samba/Windows shares and copy files directly from them to my iPhone or iPad, no iTunes required.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2011 #1953 of 2007
    LameLefty

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    There are lots of apps that let you connect to servers independent of iTunes: Goodreader and Dropbox are probably the most widely-used and -known of the discrete file copy utilities, but plenty of others exist for specialized purposes (TAB Toolkit for guitarists, for instance) and that doesn't even include the myriad streaming media apps (the built-in iPod app, Netflix, Plex, AirVideo, HBO GO, all the Turner TV network apps, et cetera).
     
  14. Oct 5, 2011 #1954 of 2007
    inkahauts

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    Documents to go syncs up what ever documents you want and lands them a copy on your ipad, and it never touches itunes. It has been done, with all kinds of programs as others have pointed out.
     
  15. Oct 5, 2011 #1955 of 2007
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    I mentioned maybe the reason, or part of the reason at least, they stick it to real time is to make sure they don't overload the dvr or deca system from a bandwidth standpoint. While overlaoding the deca would be hard, I think its doable for Tom and others, maybe even me. lots of variables to consider.
     
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    It would take more than 30 8mbps MPEG4 streams to overload a DECA network. Even if you're streaming 19mbps MPEG2 OTA content, you're looking at 13 streams before the network hits the limit. Nobody is overloading DECA, and I promise you it wasn't a consideration. They're simply reusing the MRV capability for Nomad.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2011 #1957 of 2007
    harsh

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    This is a common fallacy. The PHY rate is not the same thing as the layer 3 transfer rate. MoCA overhead drags the performance down to a field tested maximum of around 170Mbps.
     
  18. Oct 5, 2011 #1958 of 2007
    Sixto

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    Shucks, guess I'll need to live within 170Mbps.
     
  19. Oct 5, 2011 #1959 of 2007
    harsh

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    Given that Shades suggested that the "DVR plays it", I think that's exactly what the idea was: play and capture.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2011 #1960 of 2007
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    For sure. That said, Moca 2.0 can deliver a 400Mpbs transfer rate. I don't pretend to know how efficient DirecTV's implementation is (;)), but in light of that spec, the > 250Mbps mesh rates my boxes are reporting don't seem outlandish to me. :)
     
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