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coffejor

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PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« on: May 05, 2008, 08:35:45 pm »
I would like to get a cheap PDA or tablet PC to use as a touch pad remote using the orbiter control software.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a low cost option??

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 08:38:11 pm »
I used a nokia n770. It broke but getting my n800 today to replace it. I like the 770 while I used it

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 01:14:23 am »
Thanks for the suggestion.  I have done some research on this web device and see that the n800 is about $90 more than the n770.  Does the n800 perform significantly better than the n770 (it's been noted that the 770 was a little slow) to merit the extra $90?

Also, is it possible to program the functions of the hard buttons for tasks such as fast-forwarding?  I have a Phillips RC9800i and hate using soft keys for fast-forwarding on my DVR.

Thanks for the great suggestion, this looks great!

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 07:48:12 am »
just playing around with it, seems better. but i wont get to try it with LMCE for a few days

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 09:52:17 am »
There was a thread a while back that seemed to conclude that the network connectivity of orbiter running on N800 was better than that of 770, which seemed to be the main complaint of the 770. I still get some dropouts on the 770 but it is certainly usable.

My opinion would be to spend the extra $90 and get the n800

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 01:29:38 am »
Darren - is that true of 770's running OS2007 as well? I have found the 770 quiet sluggish, is the 800 significantly faster?

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 02:54:46 am »
Mine is OS2006. From memory the people that had tried Os2007 saw the same problems or worse hence I never upgraded it. I am not sure if you will see significant speed increase, perhaps Michael (nite-man) is reading and can answer and he is the one that compiled the versions.

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 08:55:46 am »
I had os2007 on the 770 drop quite often for me.  To me the 770 seemed more sluggish with os2007 than os2006. i'm hoping to get my wireless card this weekend so i can give my 800 a try

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 12:24:30 am »
N800 with OS2008 seems to be significantly faster than with previous OS2007. I upgraded yesterday.
But still have problem to get running Orbiter on N800 with OS2008.

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 08:36:28 pm »
I have and love my nN800 but havn't loaded the oribiter on it. Bought it for $190.. tough to beat at that price

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 05:29:39 am »
Don't suppose anyone has the Nokia N810 and given it a go? Kinda like the idea of having the keyboard available and I expect it should work as well or better than the n800?

Edit: Also additional Q: Does anyone know of the N800/N810 could be added as VoIP devices as well as orbiters?

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 09:09:01 am »
Concerning the Nokia N800/N810. I read a review about two months ago in which the reviewer believed the N810 was actually a few steps backward compared to the N800, plus a couple hundred USD$ more. I wish I could remember more, but I believe it had to do with keyboard problems and the WIFI signal strength. Sorry, I cannot find the post now.
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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008, 02:42:19 pm »
Thanks rnmixon - I had not seen that. I think I might wait for intels new Atom's to come out anyway and then get something that can double as a UMPC.

I'm thinking something like the Gigabyte M528 MID (runs Ubuntu I believe): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76NviXg_1g4&feature=related

Huge overkill for an Orbiter no doubt :D

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Re: PDA / Tablet Suggestion Wanted
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 03:49:07 pm »
I finally got my N800 running today.   on OS2008 and the DEC 22 2007 build of the orbitor. Works much faster than my previous n770 and the signal stays much longer.

i would recommend this for s descent remote.