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We’ve been waiting for more information on DirecTV’s next generation multiroom DVR hub, and here it is, courtesy of the folks at DBSTalk. They’ve gotten an early look at the HR34 and all of its five-tuner RVU blasting capabilities and report it is just the HR24-on-steroids you’d thought it would be, with a 1TB hard drive and support for 100 Series Listings and 3 remote sessions, either RVU or whole-home DVR, at once. Of course, if we’re really going to eliminate the cable / satellite box anytime soon then hardware is going to have to hit the streets, both form DirecTV and third parties like Samsung. Don’t bother calling DirecTV to get one yet as they’re in extremely limited release, but we’ll let you know once they’re widely available. In the meantime, hit the source link for a quick preview, and if you’re looking for more info on the placeshifting Nomad box then you’re in luck, since its product page is (finally) live on DirecTV’s site.
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It’s been a while since we heard anything solid about the DirecTV Nomad unit, but a teaser page recently went live on the satellite company’s website showing the device. The tiny pic isn’t incredibly revealing, but other than “coming soon” the page also displays a laptop, phone and tablet — likely targets for viewers to watch their TV broadcasts away from the satellite box. That MDR1R0-01 remains scarce, but hit the source link and keep your eye peeled on that URL for more information about DirecTV’s competitor to the Slingbox / iPad apps being offered by other TV providers.
We’re always looking for ways to get one step closer to the content dream we just have to believe we are destined for — anything, anywhere, anytime — and a recent DirecTV survey about mobile viewing habits might be one of those things. To add to the clues, DirecTV recently trademarked the name mentioned in the survey, DirecTV Nomad, and has even gotten it UL certified with the model number MDR1R0-01. If you believe everything in the survey, you’ll believe that Nomad will let you consume DirecTV on your portable device while you travel from place to place. What isn’t clear is if this a streaming device like a Slingbox, or if you can copy the content onto your device and consume it on planes and trains, but with rumors just now surfacing, more than likely it’ll be months before we know for sure.