An insider tipped us off that the satellite provider is launching the elusive Nomad tomorrow. The device grabs content off your DirectTV DVR, transcodes it, and makes it available for download to your mobile device or PC.
According to the tipster, the Nomad will store 100 hours of HD and 200 hours of SD programming. Additional space can be added via the device's USB port. Programming available on PPV, 3D, or On Demand are not available for transfer to the Nomad.
Programs pushed to the device are available for download to a PC, iOS device, or Android device for 30 days. Those devices will need to have a DIRECTV app installed on them. It seems that there will be no streaming capability. This is not the SlingBox competitor people were hoping for.
The Nomad is not available for lease and will cost customers $149.99 plus 9.99 for shipping. DIRECTV customers must have a DVR with HD DVR mode HR2X and above, and have a hard wired internet connection for the device. If you disconnect the Nomad from your account, all the content on it is erased.
Thanks tipster [DIRECTV]