updated 07:15 pm EDT, Tue October 11, 2011
Nomad costs $150, carries no monthly fees
DirecTV has introduced the Nomad device, which will let users send DVR recordings to mobile devices as well as PCs. Doing so requires a special app for desktop PCs or iPhone (free, App Store), with iPad, Mac and Android apps due out soon. The device can store as many as 20 hours of DVR content and connect to external hard drives for more.
It cannot stream live TV, however, and isn't compatible with iPhone 3G, 2G or unlocked or jailbroken iPhones. Users need to have a DirecTV Plus HD DVR or DirecTV Plus DVR model connected to the web, a wireless router with a free Ethernet port and the Nomad. The device can be set to automatically sync episodes of a new series with compatible devices.
The 16GB Nomad has one Ethernet port and two USB ports and will soon be available for $150. [via LightReading]