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Old 11-20-2012, 05:14 PM   #196
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The SGP5...
I can't find that one anywhere. Unless it's the one with two screens? I did a search on 5" tablets on amazon.
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I can't find that one anywhere. Unless it's the one with two screens? I did a search on 5" tablets on amazon.
Its the Samsung Galaxy Player 5"
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Thank you. Neat little gadget.
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Thanks, Blossom. I am tempted ... I think I will wait and see what prices are like after Christmas, though.
Usually for Tablets they go back up. The Galaxy players are not going to be Clarence anytime soon they've been around for a few years now but there is a 5.8 version coming out but I imagine it will be way more than any of the previous versions.

Last year Monkey got a 4" SGP and that's when I got introduced to the Device. I waited all year but they stayed in the $200 range. So I bought one now they are on Sale. Go figure.
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I can't find that one anywhere. Unless it's the one with two screens? I did a search on 5" tablets on amazon.
It's right here!
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I desperately wanted to like the Galaxy player, but played with three different sizes in BB and could not get past the limited screen resolution of 800x480.
I ended up getting an iPod Touch and am very happy with its 1136x640px, but even the 4th gen is a great device at 960×640 and that one is on sale at some places for BF (the 5th gen one only comes with the $50 GC at BB). For anyone considering getting one, I think it's important to know about the screen resolution discrepancies. It may be more or less important to you, of course. A month later, I am still drooling all over mine

They are all great for the Overdrive and Kindle/Nook/Kobo apps- which is one of the main reasons why I got it.

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I desperately wanted to like the Galaxy player, but played with three different sizes in BB and could not get past the limited screen resolution of 800x480.
I ended up getting an iPod Touch and am very happy with its 1136x640px, but even the 4th gen is a great device at 960×640 and that one is on sale at some places for BF (the 5th gen one only comes with the $50 GC at BB). For anyone considering getting one, I think it's important to know about the screen resolution discrepancies. It may be more or less important to you, of course. A month later, I am still drooling all over mine

They are all great for the Overdrive and Kindle/Nook/Kobo apps- which is one of the main reasons why I got it.
I have no problems with the screen on my SGP5. It could be better but my phone is way less and I've read novels on it without problems. The Ipod Touch is 4" screen. The SGP5 is 5" and that makes a huge difference when reading. You can change the fonts on the SGP5 to a better font. The default one is not that great in clarity but XDA has tons of fonts to choose from. I settled on Nokia Pure. I then edited the font myself to add more weight in Mantano and I can barely tell a difference between my Kindle Fire and SGP5 when reading now. I think I actually prefer the SGP5 screen to my Kindle Fire.

For those who want to see more about it. Watch Lisa's MobileTechReview on YouTube.

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I have no problems with the screen on my SGP5. ... I settled on Nokia Pure. I then edited the font myself to add more weight in Mantano and I can barely tell a difference between my Kindle Fire and SGP5 when reading now. I think I actually prefer the SGP5 screen to my Kindle Fire.

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Just a couple of questions - is the font editing capability in the Mandano app? If not, how did you do it? I'd really like to be able to read comfortably. Also, what browser do you recommend using on the SGP5?

Yes, I'll get the TPU skin from Amazon that you suggest. I just got a hard shell case for a GPS/harddrive that's a bit big, but very sturdy, for 6euros (about $10), so that should protect it! I may buy the smaller sleeve case that you recommend as well.

I am trying to see if I can get the Samsung Diary case YA-C1C7N (white) YP-G70 from Amazon UK or Germany via a friend. It is quite expensive (plus shipping to Greece) but I like the book-open and stand features. I probably won't spend the money though - things aren't going so well in Greece these days

Thanks again for all your help!
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I also have a question about SGP: I need an mp3 player for overdrive audiobooks. Since I have linux desktop, it has to be able to log in, download and play audiobooks. I have never before used them. Can this player do all this in all formats offered?
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I also have a question about SGP: I need an mp3 player for overdrive audiobooks. Since I have linux desktop, it has to be able to log in, download and play audiobooks. I have never before used them. Can this player do all this in all formats offered?
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But Galaxy player runs Android, and Android is supported by OverDrive as mentioned in your qoute.
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But Galaxy player runs Android, and Android is supported by OverDrive as mentioned in your qoute.
The OverDrive app only supports MP3 audiobooks and EPUB. The vast majority of OverDrive audiobooks are in WMA; which is not supported by the app.

Additionally, an Adobe Digital Editions account needs to be linked with the Android device.
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Many books come in both, MP3 and WMA, however it seems that the move is more and more towards WMA, which is a horrid user experience to even get on your device.

Also, in addition to epub, if you have a Kindle account, you can check out books through the Overdrive app and read them in the kindle app.
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The Samsung site specs list WMA format as being a supported audio file type for the SGP5. Why should it be a "horrid user experience" to get it on that device?

Perhaps I am missing something?
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