I am new to Direct TV. Was 2 yr subscriber to DISH which at the moment appears to be much more technology advanced than Direct TV.
Had the Multi Unit to record on 2 TV sets, which also I had a 500G LaCie Hrd Drive via USB port to my DISH recorder/receiver which showed up as 'My Media' to 'archive' recorded shows to the External Hard Drive. Could then either delete shows, Restore shows, or Play the shows.
Also had my own Wireless Adapter connection plugged into a heavy duty Equipment Power adapter to plug all equipment into, ie. tv, recorders, DVR, BluRay, Home Theater system, etc. The Apple Wireless Adapter plugged into power strip powers my Apple TV, 1st & 2nd generation which also enables access to Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, etc. I did not use the Sling Adapter of DISH to access VOD and other internet services. I paid the one time fee to Activate the Internet service.
Now that I have the HD DVR installed with Advanced Service enabled, I asked installer and tech support if I can still
1. Hook up the External Hard Drive to the HD DVR via the USB port and watch recorded shows that I already have 2 yrs worth on this External hard drive as there is one whole season of a show I haven't watched yet. I got all sorts of different answers depending on who talking to. Everything from, you should be able to, or ck Direct TV site for list of 'compatible' hard drives, to no, to the 2 usb ports one in back one in front are for special tech support usage only, to should be no problem. I found under 'settings' where it has 'external hard drive' and 3 items to either allow or block. Hooked the External Drive up, turned it on, shut HDDVR down and started back up so it would 'find' the external hard drive......nothing. Not even anywhere where it says 'my media' (what it would show up on DISH), nothing to indicate it found an external hard drive, or how to access it.
2. Connected the Apple Wireless Portable Adapter (it's plugged in to power strip) via short cat 5 cable to back of HD DVR. Found internet service quickly no problem. Says it's Connected. However, it doesn't find my Home Network so I'm not connected to my Home Network.
I haven't unplugged the wireless adapter yet, which is what I would do with the DISH receiver so that may need to be done yet and then try again.
Was told though by Installer, with the Whole Home System, by connecting to the internet via the cat 5 cable, we won't be able to record on 2nd TV, or use the Whole Home feature as it is intended to be used which is what the DISH 1 Multi TV Receiver/Recorded did.
Seriously wondering if we made a mistake trying out Direct TV. They seem to be somewhat backward.
When installer came out, he came out with only the standard Cinema Connection Kit to be hardwired and wasn't happy when he saw our Apple Wirless Router / Century Link Modem was in another room. I told him we were supposed to have gotten the Wireless Kit, but felt that the Wirless Adapter already plugged in should work and all Direct TV should be able to do is 'Activate' the Wireless Connection so it finds my Home Network. They looked at me like a deer in the headlights.Something about some special 'coding' or 'decoding' or deca needed or something.......Was not a very pleasant day all the way around.
Now sitting here with Direct TV installed, external hard drive hooked up, my apple wireless connection adapter plugged in and connected to Direct TV HD DVR, internet connection to facebook, weather channel, etc., but no connection to my Home Network, and nothing to show access to my External Hard Drive.
Any answers, help, assistance, advise. Sorry this is long, but what worked well with DISH is not so simple with Direct TV. changed over cause of some special features Direct TV was offering DISH didn't have. So now have for 2 yrs, want to make the best of it for those 2 yrs.
Reading about 'Nomad" What is Nomad, a device, an application, just exactly what is it and what is it's purpose?
now this is frustrating.....have to put in mobile device linked to Nomad when I don't have anything linked to anything of that nature at moment as I don't know anything about what a 'nomad' is.....I just want someone with some answers.....