if it is like a sling type device and the last memos on it could make it go either way. I would stay with dtv just for that reason alone whole home + sling would be nice ... I could just buy a sling box but what fun is that.
If it doesn't stream but downloads only, that is a nice complement to a slingbox. Save wireless bandwith (3G type) or watch in areas without wifi (airplanes). Could be useful in place of or in complement to a slingbox.
From what I have read, Nomad will download in realtime. Which means downloading a 1 hour program from dvr takes 1 hour. No live stream.
Not Slingbox like at all from what I've seen. Fearful of a lawsuit I guess. Fees will be attached also. I was excited about it at first but the more the rumors you hear, excitement is turning to disappointment.
DirecTV is nearing the launch of Nomad, a product that will allow customers to transfer programming captured on an HD DVR to mobile devices and view it outside the home.
The device will carry a projected one-time cost of about $150, with no ensuing subscription charges.