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Old 10-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #61
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:48 PM   #62
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I have had a Coby 1 gig Mp3 player for 4 yrs purchased on disc sale Not had a problem. My only Coby experince LOL I asked about Coby. Want to get more in put before deciding.

Please Pros/Cons on PRODUCTS Not each other! I am reading ALL comments! Wont guarentee I Understand them tho LOL

Does 1 processor or 2 processor make movies stream better? I hate the Buffering I get when watching a video online thru my laptop UGH

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #63
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I have had a Coby 1 gig Mp3 player for 4 yrs purchased on disc sale Not had a problem. My only Coby experince LOL I asked about Coby. Want to get more in put before deciding.

Please Pros/Cons on PRODUCTS Not each other! I am reading ALL comments! Wont guarentee I Understand them tho LOL

Does 1 processor or 2 processor make movies stream better? I hate the Buffering I get when watching a video online thru my laptop UGH
That's probably going to depend on your internet connection as well as the current laptop. Since the Fire in particular is designed to be a video display device it should not have any issues, but a slow connection could still cause buffering.

What speed is your internet connection?
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LOL No Clue! I use a Netgear WiFi & Cable Economy internet.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #65
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LOL No Clue! I use a Netgear WiFi & Cable Economy internet.
I do know Amazon has a "test" you can run to see if your setup works....I'll see if I can find it.

Sorry, I'm not finding it....maybe it was during the install...
closest I can get is this troubleshooting page.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...net_connection


under the Internet Connection is a speed test that will tell you how fast your connection is.

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:26 PM   #66
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So would you say Coby is a good brand for a tablet? I know around here Coby's other stuff like mp3 player, radios and such is junk.
Back when I was a teenager (many moons ago!), Coby was not known for quality. I don't know if that has changed and how much my teenage snobbish tendencies may have influenced my perception. Back then Sony was "the thing."

I have been looking at the Coby Kyros 8-inch Android 2.3 Internet Touchscreen Tablet (MID8125-4G), which sells for around $170. There is a lesser-priced 7" model, which may have some different specs than below.

Here are the specs for the 8-inch Coby Kyros:

8" resistive touchscreen, 800 x 600, 4:3 aspect ratio
1 GHz Telechip Cortex A8 processor
4GB internal storage
micro SD (to 32GB)
mini-HDMI (1080p output)
Android 2.3
can use Flash
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wifi 802.11 b/g
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1.184 lbs.

NO GPS

It comes with Aldiko Reader, but you can install Kindle Reader
Access to AppsLib Apps (no Android Market), and you can get Amazon Apps too
Overall rating at Amazon is 3-1/2 stars out of 5 (282 customer reviews)

It does have some nice features for the price. I'm concerned about the screen being resistive and resolution at 800 x 600 (vs. capacitive and 1024 x 600 on the Fire and Lenovo A1). I've never owned a smartphone or a tablet, so I'm not sure how much those things would matter to me, but screen clarity is important.

I'm still trying to define exactly what I want/need a tablet to do, so I have no idea whether a smaller device is the better choice for me or if I should spend the Big Bucks and get a larger one with more capabilities, like the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 ($390 plus another $110 for the optional keyboard/docking station = $500).

Portability isn't a huge factor for me, but maybe a 10" tablet would get too tiring to hold? I've never watched a movie on a 7" screen, but it seems very small. And the full-color magazine covers on the Kindle Fire look beautiful, but what is the text going to look like? I don't expect that PDFs would be much more readable on a Fire than a Kindle reader either. I'd love to have both a small and large tablet, but that's not going to happen unless the Universe dumps a bundle of money in my lap.
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Ugh, 4:3 kills it right off the bat, for me. It could cook me pancakes, and I wouldn't buy it with that display format. I actually find it surprising that any modern manufacturer would still use it.
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Does 1 processor or 2 processor make movies stream better? I hate the Buffering I get when watching a video online thru my laptop UGH
If the device is doing the decoding itself, 2 processors will destroy a single. However, kennyc is correct: the speed of your internet is likely to have much more impact on your viewing experience, on most modern devices. The delivery stream is the bottleneck.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:35 PM   #69
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Ugh, 4:3 kills it right off the bat, for me. It could cook me pancakes, and I wouldn't buy it with that display format. I actually find it surprising that any modern manufacturer would still use it.
one word: iPad

For the record I don't care for the 4:3 ration either given that HD is the current thing.

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Back when I was a teenager (many moons ago!), Coby was not known for quality. I don't know if that has changed and how much my teenage snobbish tendencies may have influenced my perception. Back then Sony was "the thing."

I have been looking at the Coby Kyros 8-inch Android 2.3 Internet Touchscreen Tablet (MID8125-4G), which sells for around $170. There is a lesser-priced 7" model, which may have some different specs than below.


I'm still trying to define exactly what I want/need a tablet to do, so I have no idea whether a smaller device is the better choice for me or if I should spend the Big Bucks and get a larger one with more capabilities, like the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 ($390 plus another $110 for the optional keyboard/docking station = $500).

I want a 7 inch or 8 inch at the most. I don't plan to watch movies on mine. I want a cheap tablet that I can read books on. I use Cool Reader and Mantano on my phone and I am looking for something just a little bigger then my 3.2" screen but doesn't feel like I am holding a brick. My phone is a LG Vortex and as long as the screen is just as good I would be happy.

My Phone's specs
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I want a 7 inch or 8 inch at the most. I don't plan to watch movies on mine. I want a cheap tablet that I can read books on.
Just wondering... You have two Kindles. Why would you want/need a tablet if you're only going to use it to read books?

Is it the lure of color? I have to admit that I would enjoy seeing ebook covers in full color. They are like art to me. My K3 is great for reading (love e-ink), but it is a little boring without color.
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