View Poll Results: What's your first impression of SE?
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I hate it.
It's pretty bad.
I'm still undecided.
I think it's ok.
01-31-2002, 01:25 AM #1greywolfGuest
Poll to find out fact. About your BE's and Casio
I know some grow tired of all the CE hack and CE.Net GUI stuff but I was wondering. Since you bought your BE300 how much of the original software do you use?????
In my case :
I dont use the Casio MP3 player it will never be used again, I use HUM.
I don't use CFmovie or the converter for PC, I played with MpegTV and use only Divx Player
I am a steady shift worker so I dont use the appointment stuff.
I use pnote and MS image viewer.
I think to tell the truth I use only PC Connect, very little ( ie BE300 install of a ported app, or Factory reset ), I avoid it other wise as I hate it and find it a chalange at most times to deal with.
How much of the Casio CD software you bought do you use?
01-31-2002, 02:00 AM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2001
I would use it if it worked
The MP3 player only played 1 in 5 files I tried.
The movie player was OK but wouldn't code frrom windows media files where most of my stuff is.
The PIM works OK but the one on my Casio Pocket Viewer organized tasks and contacts better.
Internet functions are OK but you can't sync for offline use, once again my PV S450 did (but only to a limited set of sites).
The best thing this device has going for it is the open architecture so folks can modify it with software they want and even change the OS.
No regrets, it's a great handheld. Lots and lots of potential.
01-31-2002, 02:08 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2002
I use the PIM software that came with it (my hours are very erratic and I tend to forget things - that's why I got this thing actually). Thus, I use the sync software.
I tried the MP3 player, but it wouldn't play some of my MP3s (maybe because most of them are VBR?), so I installed xAudio instead. Works great so far!
I didn't bother installing the video player as the DivX player for the BE300 was released right around the time I bought my unit.
I had installed Casio's File Manager, but what kind of pointless program is that? After I installed SQ with GSFinder, I cleared out Casio's program to save space.
Their picture viewer that would only view pictures of 640x480 sounded too limiting to me, so I never installed it.
MS Quick View sounds useful, but I didn't install it yet because I haven't had the need to view Word or Excel files, and I already downloaded a good picture viewer.
I don't have a modem or LAN card, so I don't use the web browser. My mail program is Eudora, so I can't sync my mail to use their mail viewer.
So basically, of the original Casio software, I use the PIM stuff (which I do like, and luckily I have Outlook 2000).
01-31-2002, 06:18 AM #4Kimball_WGuest
On a rare occasion I use Top Menu, I like to play with notes, I do occasionally modify the settings. That's about it. Nothing else that they supplied was worth keeping.
01-31-2002, 08:39 AM #5w0lfmanGuest
I only use the install and backup feature and I try to not use topmenu at all but to uninstall apps properly I use it. If I was to use any of the other software included with the BE-300 you would have to be kicking and screaming all the way.
01-31-2002, 08:50 AM #6cldGuest
hmmm...what do I use...
Well, before I mention what I use, I should note that I haven't really installed anything other than a couple of games, and perhaps a couple of programs. I have alos installed all the software that came with my Casio. I use them all.
-I take my pics in 640X480 to save on size, works great with my viewer (I snap about 50 pics a day).
-play all my MP3's, never had a problem.
-play all my video (fun watching Shakira and Kylie Minogue while everybody else stares out their window fo the bus)
-use my notes and handwriting extensively
-use email like there is no tomorrow
-use the viewer for word and excell (wish I could edit)
-use the file manager (wish I could do much more)
-read eBooks, never had a problem (except the fact I lose my bookmarks after a reset)
What I would like is to be able to sync with websites for offline viewing as my bro does with his E-125. I know it is coming. Till then, I just get online using my cell phone and get it live!
I find my BE works great for what I need. I honestly expected alot less, and was surprised after reading this forum all that was available. The group here is determined, I only wish I could help in porting or something.
01-31-2002, 12:17 PM #7
- Join Date
- Jan 2002
'bout the only thing I use from the CD (and then I use the one from the web, not the one from the CD) is the Audible player.
(that's the reason why I got mine, looking for a New MP3 player that played Audio books.... for the same price got a PDA)
01-31-2002, 01:25 PM #8
Mobile Video player & converter
I found that Mobile Video format moves are a lot smaller than mpeg movies compre the same move mpeg it was 59.8 MB in Mobile Video format it was around 16 MB and looked about the same as the mpeg version when played.
01-31-2002, 01:57 PM #9ctcostGuest
I'm using as little as possible...thanks to you guys. Still using the PIM, MS Picture Viewer, Spread CE, Haven't installed HUM yet, Watched the BMW movie and wasn't too impressed. SQ as the GUI etc...
01-31-2002, 04:42 PM #10
- Join Date
- Dec 2001
Programs packed with BE
I use the calendar, contacts, and notes (the original reasons I bought the thing). Quick View plus is handy and I use the Casio MP3 player - it sounds better to me than Hum or Xaudio even though it won't play 10% of my files.
I don't use the tasks, email, or web because they are very weak.BEBob
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