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How come? Even the lowest-end PCMCIA cards / USB sticks are able to do this (right nto MPEG2) and they don't need much CPU cover as they just save the transport stream (read: no MPEG encoding needed). And, of course, the Nokia N96 is also able to record all broadcasts (even if they're "only" DVB-H, meaning lower (quarter) resolution.)
This sucks too. Just take an example of the 1.5-year-old Nokia N95... I just don't understand why WinMo device manufacurers don't try to implement so good multimedia functionality as is available in the Nokias...


I've raised the issue of video recording with E-Ten, so they ARE aware of it. I think a lot of it is just limited time available before the release date. There was SOME mention of hardware limitations, but their programmers continue to work on it.

WOWZ! Impressive!!! (Just a comparison: according to some sources, the Nokia N96 - over DVB-H, which is supposed to be more battery-friendly - has worse battery life; so has the Nokia DVB-H BT module I've quickly reviewed in one of my MWC reports.
Do you like in the UK? If you do, I quickly look up where HD transmissions are given from in London (it's named some "castle" or something like that). (Albeit I strongly suspect the device won't decode full HD (1080i) broadcasts. And, of course, the vast majority of current notebook DVB-T cards aren't H.264-compliant either...)


The battery life it pretty good, though it DOES have a bad habit of getting a bit warm...

Yeah, I'm in the Kent region. I've tried a few transmitters, but with only a laptop and a Hauppuage Nova-T DVB-T USB stick to compare against, it's not so easy (that thing can't get HD channels either!)

The TV reception IS pretty good, but it has the same limitation that ALL mobile devices have; limited power available for the receiver, and a small aerial. They could probably improve channel reception by increasing the power to the device, but that would just shorten viewing time. Pro's and con's really...

Still, the channels that you DO receive (and there are plenty of them), have excellent picture and sound quality.

Edited by FloatingFatMan, 09 September 2008 - 09:25 AM.

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I've raised the issue of video recording with E-Ten, so they ARE aware of it. I think a lot of it is just limited time available before the release date. There was SOME mention of hardware limitations, but their programmers continue to work on it.


I don't thinkg there's any HW limitation, not even with ~4-5 Mbps MPEG2 streams. The storage card data interface is at least two times faster so it should be able to directly record MPEG2 TS streams.


The battery life it pretty good, though it DOES have a bad habit of getting a bit warm...


That isn't a problem unless it gets really hot.


Yeah, I'm in the Kent region. I've tried a few transmitters, but with only a laptop and a Hauppuage Nova-T DVB-T USB stick to compare against, it's not so easy (that thing can't get HD channels either!)


Yup, most USB sticks / PCMCIA / PCI Exress cards aren't H.264-HD-compliant either

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need to get myself a V900 ;)

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Any news on when the V900 might be released? ;)
It's nearly October and yet there's been no news from Eten..

FloatingFatMan,

You've had it for a while now, are you still testing the device and what are your views about now?

Regards!

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Any news on when the V900 might be released? :lol:
It's nearly October and yet there's been no news from Eten..

FloatingFatMan,

You've had it for a while now, are you still testing the device and what are your views about now?

Regards!


Ooops, been pretty busy lately and forgot to check back here!

Yeah, still testing the device, and still in two minds about a few things. The TV functions on the device are good, but I'm not really finding myself using them; probably because I just don't really WATCH TV anymore... :D The GPS feature I use FAR more, and getting a lock from a cold start within 30 seconds is a total dream compared to the 3-5 minutes I have to wait on my Kaiser.

There's still a few oddities with the device which are a bit annoying, but they will hopefully be fixed in a ROM update before long... Still, it's a far comfier fit in my pocket than the Kaiser. I think I'm cured of devices with hardware keyboards, they just make them too bulky!

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Ooops, been pretty busy lately and forgot to check back here!

Yeah, still testing the device, and still in two minds about a few things. The TV functions on the device are good, but I'm not really finding myself using them; probably because I just don't really WATCH TV anymore... :lol: The GPS feature I use FAR more, and getting a lock from a cold start within 30 seconds is a total dream compared to the 3-5 minutes I have to wait on my Kaiser.

There's still a few oddities with the device which are a bit annoying, but they will hopefully be fixed in a ROM update before long... Still, it's a far comfier fit in my pocket than the Kaiser. I think I'm cured of devices with hardware keyboards, they just make them too bulky!


any news about the release of the v900 in europe ?

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Do you like in the UK? If you do, I quickly look up where HD transmissions are given from in London (it's named some "castle" or something like that).


Elephant and Castle?

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middle of december i got the v900

the device is delivered WITHOUT :

- fm tuner
- fm transmitter

anyway it is possible to find them
and to make working out the tv tuner is not a joke
maybe in big cities but in the countryside i did not find any channel

but it is a very nice device

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middle of december i got the v900

the device is delivered WITHOUT :

- fm tuner
- fm transmitter

anyway it is possible to find them
and to make working out the tv tuner is not a joke
maybe in big cities but in the countryside i did not find any channel

but it is a very nice device


I'm not sure why the FM Receiver software isn't included, but I do know that FM Transmitters are illegal in France, hence why the software for that isn't included.

As for the TV, as I've said in earlier posts; the V900 has the same problem as ALL mobile TV receivers; limited power for the receiver and a small antenna. There's really no solution to it. If you want a signal, you will have to be within range of a transmitter. As to what that range IS, I honestly don't know; but it's less than a home based antenna and receiver setup. This isn't the fault of Acer/Eten, it's simple physics...

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quick question, do you know if a dx900 can be upgraded to wm6.5? they're available £210 new from a reputable source on-line.

thanks...

rammy

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