We've had DirecTV for many many years and we love it. We have the HD DVR box, and its hooked up to the internet and all that crap.
Basically, I want to be able to carry a laptop in every room and watch DirecTV whether its DVR'd OR live TV - without running cable lines all over the house and/or buying TV's for every room.
I have some questions about the Everywhere setup. I've done some research but still have some questions:
You need a GenieGO box (formally known as NOMAD). $125 give or take.
Has anyone been able to get one at a discounted price from DirecTV (for being a valued customer)?
Is there an additional monthly FEE for this setup?
I'm mostly going to use this within our home - which is entirely WIFI. This will probably be on iphones, laptops, and Kindles (if an APP is available).
While onsite (WIFI) - you have direct 'streaming' to your device?
While onsite (WIFI) - Can you stream LIVE TV?
I've read that you can only download or stream items saved in your DVR. Is that true? If it is true - can you get around that by immediately recording a show on the DVR and then immediately (or some delay) start streaming it as its still recording? Or....can't you access the hard drive to do both at the same time?
(did that make sense?)
Anyone unhappy with it? I've read bad reviews on the GenieGo boxes, but its always unknown if people have their stuff hooked up properly...??