awarner (MVP), on Nov 30 2006, 20:24, said:
Those who have the Lobster 700, what do you think of reception?
I've found the TV is more fussy about signal strength than the radio but to get smooth video you need to have a very good signal otherwise it's not worth watching as the image is always buffering.
In the house I have to be upstairs and by a window, any further away and I get a lost signal almost immediately.
The radio on the otherhand is far better but I still have to be upstairs to recieve a signal.
When I do get reception the radio is extremely clear and well worth buying the device for.
TV is ok, but as mentioned somewhere before the sound is slightly out of sync, tried to watch BBC1 when Days of Thunder was on and a message from Anuty Beeb told me it was not available to watch!!. So be aware it may be free to watch BBC1 but you may not get all the programs.
I was amazed at the sound from the DAB radio, when it's clear its crystal, when reception is dodgy it's like a tin man. I drove my car and reception was still good. The DAB alone makes me want to keep the device since the cheapest DAB radio is about £50-£60.
I will be ordering a memory card on Saturday and hopefully by Tuesday evening I will be able to answer a question that no-one has asked or if someone has the answer please give it, will it run TomTom !!
As to the keyboard, the keys are bigger than on my XDA IQ, BUT when I go to press the left softkey I have a habit of pressing the home key. maybe a few days use will change my views (or my fingers!)
The phone seemed to get a bit warm, but that just might be because I was holding it for a while, but not had that issue with my XDA IQ.