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How future-proof is Nomad?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by tonypitt, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    It sounds like DirecTV Everywhere is what you're looking for.
     
  2. jayerndl

    jayerndl AllStar

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    Unless I missed something, I didn't see anything mentioned about being able to watch stuff (stream) from your DVR remotely.

    Jay
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I think there will be "something" like a Slingbox but as of today, if you want a Slingbox, get a Slingbox. Nomad does all sorts of things that Slingbox doesn't, chief among which is the ability to give you programming where you can't get Internet.
     
  4. Richierich

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    I have 2 Slingboxes and when they work Great they are Great but it all depends upon how much Bandwidth/Bitrate you have.

    Most of the time I got Pixellation & Macro Blocking due to a lack of proper amount of bitrate therefore I became Frustrated.

    I now have them both unplugged because of that and the fact that I want my Remotes to work in RF Mode and you can't do that with Slingbox.

    So I had a choice of either using Slingbox and having an IR Remote or having an RF Remote and not using Slingbox. I went with the latter option because Slingbox didn't work as well as I wanted it too and I needed RF.

    Nomad gave me almost everything I wanted with Slingbox except being able to Stream. I can watch everything I choose to download on my PC even when I can't get WiFi.

    In the future Bandwidth is going to continue to be a problem as more and more companies throttle back on bandwidth/bitrate.

    As more younger people join in on the Streaming Bandwagon there will be less bandwidth/bitrate to go around and Nomad will become even more important for me as I travel or want to watch something on my PC at my vacation villa.
     
  5. Richierich

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    Here is a Post from Satelliteracer that says a lot about Streaming Outside as well as Inside the Home.

    "It will allow you to watch some of your DIRECTV Programming on your Smartphone, Tablet or PC via Authentication. You can be outside the home. It will not be all content and there will be phases as additional content is added. Can't say more than that, but some of us are testing it now and it works great.".

    So it sounds like we will be getting something very similar to Slingbox in the near Future as they are testing it now.
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect that is the best summary to date in this thread.
     
  7. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    The part I bolded above was a response to the question, "What is DIRECTV Everywhere?"...
     
  8. Richierich

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    My point is that several months ago I mentioned that I thought Directv would be forced eventually to Allow Streaming as Dish is doing it and others are doing it and the Competition a lot of times drives what you have to do to compete.

    Now SR is saying that it will be forthcoming so I am happy to hear that.

    Also, it was in response to the Poster wondering if we will ever get Streaming not just In Home Capability but Out of the Home Capability.

    I was shouted down that it would Never Happen but it seems like it is on the way so HURRAH!!! :hurah:

    Sounds very promising and exciting for the Directv Customers who would be interested in Streaming.
     

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